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Lightning or Line Noise?

Anyone could learn Lisp in one day, except that if they already knew Fortran, it would take three days. It feels like lightning between your fingertips. It's the language God would have used to implement the Universe.

Or not.

(With acknowledgements to Marvin Minsky, Glenn Ehrlich, Svein Ove Aas, and Randall Munro's xkcd comics.)