(As a side-note, I'm pretty sure that the broken, Wayback-beating link to "Lisp references according to Miller" on McCarthy's page is to this http://www.ai.sri.com/~delacaze/alu-site/alu/table/Lisp-Hist... document by Kent Pitman and Brad Miller (see http://www.ai.sri.com/~delacaze/alu-site/alu/table/history.h... ).)
Also, even though very subjective, I often conflat functional programming and lisp and recently found "some history of functional languages" by D.Turner which list the ml lineage nicely http://www-fp.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/tifp/TFP2012/TFP_2012/Turn...
Every time I try to read an annotated paper on your site, I spent a full minute clicking the left margin and the paper, back and forth, trying to get a single view that shows all the annotations.
My monitor is huge and I like to read a whole document, top to bottom, by click-holding my scroll bar once and dragging (up and down) until I am done.
Addendum: the animation is slow.
Annoy-ware isn't appreciated.
All in all, a very frustrating experience.
I recommend just downloading the original PDF instead: http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/recursive.pdf
Then, you know you have the paper, and can share it with other people in the future, without some fly-by-night startup injecting spam popups or going under and invalidating the URL.
Do you have an example of a comment, on this or another paper, that you found insightful?
On the other hand, it is great that those people jump in with their new ideas and help the community go forward.
The top border kind of smushes down on me sometimes. It would be nice if I could resize. Hm, and it doesn't seem to keep me logged in, so every time I connect it asks me to subscribe again.
It would be really convenient to use it as an intra research group discussion on papers.