I just watched Fertile Ground, the Roots of Clojure by Michael Fogus from the first conj at 2010, which I found really exciting. Transcribed to the best of my ability from the final minutes of his talk:
Okay, so Homer describes a scenario where chariot races are occuring. And the chariot technology he describes is actually more advanced than the chariots in his own culture. This is exactly how I feel every time I read a paper or a book from the 70s or the 80s. And it’s just an amazing thing! There’s so much information back there that Clojure is built upon – you could spend a lifetime reading about it, but never exhaust the wealth.
But thankfully for us, Rich has read all of those! And he’s put them together in Clojure. And he’s made a beautiful language. And I think that one day, when we get to the point where we’ve been there a few years and some other sap is going to be at a conference and he’s going to throw up his agenda, which is going to look something like this:
That’s all I have.
His reference to all the interesting stuff of the 80s and 90s got me curious. So I figured I’d ask here!
Which computer science papers from the 80s or 90s or later do you consider recommended reading?
The full video can be watched on YouTube (quote starting at 17:10):