Another lesson from Lisp?
fare: What Makes Lisp Great: "What Makes Lisp Great"
Interesting discussion. In the comments, the point made about "pointy-haired managers" not stopping the uptake of Linux is interesting; I wonder whether the next popular language ( or language revival!) will be driven by uptake in the technical community on the Web? Is IBM's adoption of PHP a sign of this phenomenon? I think the adoption of Java was a combination of marketing and smart, quick moves getting Java into browsers.