Marc Andreessen - Netscape founder, vulture capitalist, and the most literally egg-headed person I know of - recently tweeted this.
Besides the obvious problem of trying to poison the well by implying that anyone who disagrees is connected to an anti-free-speech . . .
Since I started coming out to Seattle for a week every months, I've been thinking that at least once I should get in some snowboarding. This weekend seemed like a good opportunity, so I scheduled to get a rental car and try Crystal Mountain for a day. It would be two except I want to be settled in Seattle for the Super Bowl tomorrow.
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I don't want C to grow any more. I've been a C programmer for a long time, the vast majority of my day-to-day work is still in a C codebase, and I expect to continue working in C for a while yet. Nonetheless, its time has passed. It will be around for a while, just like FORTRAN and COBOL are, but there's no good reason for new code to be . . .