Chapter 1. LISP Introduction

Every technology has a beginning that involves trying to solve a problem. The problem might be to invent a new concept, device, or system. Or the technology might be an effort to improve an existing system. Understanding the problem a particular technology is trying to solve helps you understand its possible function and applications. This book provides an understanding of some of the challenges—many of which still exist today—that the vendors and network operators faced as the Internet grew exponentially starting in the 1990s, when the Internet became commercialized. A new approach was required to address the various challenges caused by the unscalable exponential growth of the Internet and Internet application ...

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