I’m up at night watching Ice Age 2: The Meltdown and in the special features, there are set of fake 50s style documentaries on the different animals in the movie. The first one is called:
Sloths: Natures Loveable Lisper
Thanks to a wonderful naming idea from 50 years ago, we have a mascot:
I don’t know about you, but I’m just a little less proud than I was 5 minutes ago. How about this?
There, I feel a little bit better. A note to all aspiring computational revolutionaries: ask a normal person what your great language name makes them think of. You might be surprised what you find out.
Of course, I think this lesson has been well learned because all of the new languages have cool names. Thankfully, this is one way that new languages are not becoming more like Lisp!