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Jun 9, 2011

Rich Hickey is the author of Clojure

(take… is an on-going series of micro-interviews focused on Clojure.

What was the first interesting program that you wrote?

An early program I wrote that got me excited about the possibilities of computing was a simple evolution program. Bugs moved around on the screen looking for food, with random movement to start. I would start it before bed, with the bugs shaking around, and awake to find they had evolved these fluid, efficient movement strategies. It was then that I realized that simulations and generative programs would allow us to see and discover things that analysis and calculation couldn’t.

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  1. Code Quarterly looks mighty interesting — it probably needs an RSS feed, though!

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