Why I Love Computer Programming

A quick excerpt from Peter Siebel’s book “Practical Common Lisp”, published by APress in 2005:

The editors on the Lisp Machines were versions of Emacs written entirely in Lisp. The first two Lisp Machine Emacs, following the hacker tradition of recursive acronyms, were EINE and ZWEI, which stood for EINE Is Not Emacs and ZWEI Was EINE Initially.

Geeks rule.

(Related: The book is available free on-line, if you’re curious about LISP.)