Lispers, however, take a radically different approach. We do not take
for granted that the fundamental primitive objects are those that OS
and hardware provide. We believe that the OS and hardware should
provide a much richer set of primitive objects than simple `raw
seething bits’. Frankly, raw seething bits is an abstraction on what
is really provided: a bunch of circuitry. If we can abstract out the
wires, we can abstract out the bits.