Tuesday, September 05, 2006

On learning

Mike Vanier writes:
As somebody who loves to learn new programming languages and paradigms, I hate to admit this, but one of the biggest reasons bad languages persist is that most people hate learning new programming languages. They would rather stick to a shitty language that they more-or-less understand than take the one month or so to become familiar with a new language. This is an example of a very, very general phenomenon both in computing and elsewhere, which is that nobody ever wants to learn anything new.

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