I liked the simple example. "You should be able to follow along now." I am a mechanic who uses Linux as a toy. I think I will be able to follow along right after I learn one of those Persian alphabets.
Good article. I have spent about 6 of the last 18 hours reading up on programming from the MIT open books. I kind of like the way LISP is structured. I can understand the basics there. The Persian basics listed above are too complex for me.
I don't know anything about all of the arguments but I am having fun with LISP so far.