[clug] [OT] Open Source model needed for Academic Publishing?
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Thu Sep 1 00:34:00 MDT 2011
A good comment, hope you don't mind my sharing with the list.
For quite a while I thought Computing/I.T. was driven exclusively by
"Fads, Fashions and Enthusiasms".
Until I tried to list and define them... And failed :-(
Which of your post-1996 languages is *not* a fad??
We will have to wait another 10 years to find out :-(
The *only* difference between a Fad and Something Real/Useful is
eventual acceptance or 'market penetration'.
My thesis is:
Everything new creates much enthusiasm and quickly becomes a Fad.
Like evolution, competition in the wild creates a very few 'winners'
while the rest either die completely or find sheltered nooks
and limp along in a time-warp... [until something like Y2K!]
My fav. example:
Plan 9 and the related Inferno.
Smaller, better, faster than almost everything else and significantly
>From the same exceptional team that brought us Unix etc.
But it never caught on...
Linux not only over-took them, but pretty much wiped them off the map...
Jason wrote on 1/09/11 4:17 PM:
> Actaully it seems not very much has happend since then. look at
> 1990 - Haskell
> 1991 - Python
> 1991 - Visual Basic
> 1993 - Ruby
> 1993 - Lua
> 1994 - CLOS (part of ANSI Common Lisp)
> 1995 - Java
> 1995 - Delphi (Object Pascal)
> 1995 - PHP
> 1997 - Rebol
> 1999 - D
> 2001 - C#
> 2001 - Visual Basic .NET
> 2002 - F#
> 2003 - Groovy
> 2003 - Scala
> 2003 - Factor
> 2006 - Windows Power Shell
> 2007 - Clojure
> 2009 - Go
> I find the first list far more used in everyday solutions then the
> second, is this a get off my lawn thing or have programming designers
> gotten boring?
> I have used 7 out of 10 in the first list and 1 out of ten in the second
> so it could just be I have settled into my ways already.
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