Irrational Exuberance!

Opinionated Programming Languages, The Huddled Masses, and Elitism

January 19, 2008 The Language For Smart People and Language For Masses dichotomy is one that leaves a queasy feeling in my stomach. Just because a distinction has become accepted by the community doesn't mean it is a valid one.

Is the JVM the "next assembly"? I hope not. (repost)

June 4, 2007 This is the new home of an old entry from the now defunct original incarnation of *Irrational Exuberance*. These entries are almost two years old, and haven't necessarily aged well, but maybe that's a good thing. (The original title of this was "Is Java the "next assembly"?". A year or two it was pointed out that JVM is more appropriate than Java. Better late than never, right?)