[REBOL] Re: A lingua franca for the Internet
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 21-Sep-2001 14:28
We should tell "the economist" about rebol. How do we contact them?
> Anyone else here read "The Economist"?
> There's an interesting article in this week's edition (22-28Sep01,
> Technology Quarterly page 16) on the future of programming languages: "A
> lingua franca for the Internet"
> Though it doesn't mention Rebol, it could almost be a manifesto for RT.....
> "....programming languages face a daunting challenge of helping to turn the
> Internet into a more intelligent place"
> "(due to the Internet) the elegance of computer languages--so dear to
> software gurus--has been sacrificed for easy of use....hence the rise of the
> quick-and-dirty scripting languages"
> "....a programming language that incorporates concepts from artificial
> intelligence (like Lisp, Prolog) will no doubt appear when the time is
> right---and leave the likes of Java and C# by the wayside"
> "It is...within the realms of a small start-up's aspirations to develop the
> (replacement for the) Java language"
> (Bits in braces my attempt to add context to short quotes).
> The full article should be online, but I think www.economist.com operate a
> pay-per-view for a few weeks after publication.
> Tell your CEO/CIO that you've found the language the Economist is prophecying!
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