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A sea the color of lead, a sky the color of smoke

My name’s Edwin Watkeys; I'm a philosopher of computational aesthetics and a Lisp programmer.

“Why Java (and almost every other programming language) sucks”

Christmas Eve Clojure macros

Wishful thinking, by the way, is among the programmer’s most powerful tools.

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I write most of my code behind closed doors at ActionX, where I am C.T.O.


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The subject matter of the procedure is pure idea, its form poetry, the shape of its unfolding evaluation a beautiful landscape. No medium invites active contemplation by its creator-reader as does the procedure.