Forth is simply not powerful enough

"In fact, you shouldn’t write any serious application in Forth; as a language it’s simply not powerful enough. What you should do is write your own language in Forth to model your understanding of the problem, in which you can elegantly describe its solution." (Leo Brodie) After Lisp,…

The masters

"It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics one should study the masters and not the pupils." (N.H. Abel)…

Working vocabulary

“Good programmers don't just write programs. They build a working vocabulary.” (Guy L. Steele Jr)…

The infrastructure

“The infrastructure does not add any extra business logic, but it can stop the business logic being invoked correctly.” (Nat Pryce)…

LISP is a lousy language

"LISP is a lousy language for doing any particular problem. What it is good for is figuring out the right language that you want and embedding that in LISP." (H. Abelson)…