We’re out of coders, but wait, there’s one more! Seibel interviewed Hal Abelson for his magazine. Hal is the coauthor of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs and developed the MIT course 6.001. Hal started off programming what may have been an IBM 709. It had paper tape. He went to MIT for a PhD in math, and two weeks after he arrived he went to the president’s office, occupied by the Students for a Democratic Society, and asked one of the people on the floor where to get a job. They recommended the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
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