An article on Patrick Collison and Croma: “A 16 year old school boy develops a programming language for Web”
I don't know anything about the British Computer Society, but the article's peculiar focus on the fact that he used a Mac plus the expansion of Lisp as “List Processor” is suspicious.
I'm not sure just what the timeline for Croma-in-C is. I know Patrick recently declined Summer of Code-style funding to work on it based on not having enough time to get it done before the deadline. “A half-written language is of no use to anyone, and I don't want to take the risk with someone else's money.”
Later: Patrick says “It was lifted almost verbatim from an Apple PR piece which explains quite neatly why it _reads_ like an Apple PR piece. I'd really appreciate it if you could add a mention of this fact to the post.”Posted by jjwiseman at June 16, 2006 02:47 PM