Getting this conversation back on-topic... I think Lisp is a good vehicle to
get to the next thing, but we should not mistake it for the next thing.
Something interesting I read this weekend...
Paul Graham's simple statistical approach to handling spam. This is an
example of the little bits and pieces that can be used in new ways. It was
easy for him to prototype it in Lisp. The solution is beyond Lisp, Lisp was
the vehicle for his thought process.
How else can these little ideas be strung together into new and simpler ways
of doing useful things?