What is the value of learning lambda calculus?

When asked, “What is the value of learning lambda calculus,” Gary Bernhardt replied, “My favorite reason to learn a bit about the lambda calculus: it shows us 1) how simple computation is (at first it seems too simple to compute anything ‘real’); and 2) all of our programming complexity is invented by us (for reasons both good and bad).”

Strategic Scala Style: The Principle of Least Power alvin March 1, 2017 - 5:52pm

Li Haoyi has a nice blog post titled, Strategic Scala Style: Principle of Least Power.