Hidden Lisp Logo in National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

28 Mar

This is due to Krishnamurti’s wonderful ‘The Moby Scheme Compiler for Smartphones‘ presentation.

Here’s the logo of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics:



Now let’s process it a little bit and focus on it:

Focus on the logo

Focus on the logo

You have the parantheses:

Is that some parens?

Is that some parens?

And then you have your lambda the ultimate:

Lambda the ultimate


And finally they are combined to form the hidden logo:

Hidden Lisp logo

Hidden Lisp logo

Now is this the hidden agenda of PLT Scheme people? Is the ‘world’ not enough? Are they trying to convert algebra teachers into Lispers? What are they after? Can Apple and J2ME guys stop them? And all those twisted politics in the middle of programming languages debate… Go and watch the presentation of Krishnamurti to find out the details 😉


Posted by on March 28, 2009 in General, Lisp, Programlama



3 responses to “Hidden Lisp Logo in National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

  1. Albin

    March 29, 2009 at 02:11

    IIRC, what he actually said was that it was parens around a person… maybe mentioned the lambda, but it was the first bit that got the big first laugh.

  2. Emre Sevinc

    March 29, 2009 at 02:42

    As far as I can remember there were some red boxes around the parens and also a red triangle surrounding the lambda part of the person figure.

  3. Raffael Cavallaro

    March 29, 2009 at 19:03

    His exact words are in the audio mp3 of his talk and so are the ppt slides showing the graphic annotations (triangle etc.)

    He pointed out that the logo looks like a person between two parens, and that the person itself is composed, in part, of a lambda.


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