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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

           /siks dub*l oh wun/, /dub*l oh wun/ or rarely
          /siks dub*l oh fun/ {MIT}'s introductory computer class for
          majors, known for its intensity.  Developed by {Gerald
          Sussman} and {Hal Abelson}, the course is taught in {Scheme}

          and introduces {recursion}, {higher-order function}s,
          {object-oriented programming} and much more.  Students who
          grasp the {meta}circular {interpreter} gain entry into the
          {Knights of the Lambda-Calculus}.  6.001 has been exported to
          several other colleges, sometimes successfully.  The textbook,
          "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs", written
          with Julie Sussman is a classic that can be found on the
          shelves of many computer scientists, whether they took the
          course or not.  Legendary characters from the class, problem
          sets, and book include the wise Alyssa P. Hacker, Ben
          Bitdiddle, Lem E. Tweakit and Eva Lu Ator, the careless Louis
          Reasoner and {Captain Abstraction}.

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