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 Lisp is for Entrepreneurs

I am really not sure what I think of the points this article makes. But as it's interesting and thought I thought I would share it with you.

"So, Yahoo acquires Viaweb and rewrites it. The end result is inferior to the original Lisp-based product. Sony acquires Naughty Dog and decides to eliminate the Lisp-based development infrastructure. The end result is an inferior game development environment. Sure, there were probably a lot of reasons for these decisions by Yahoo and Sony (probably none of which had anything to do with productivity or technical excellence - large companies have other drivers which have more importance than these two); however, the end result for both companies has been something inferior to what they originally acquired. "
Bill Clementson's Blog: Lisp is for Entrepreneurs

 (Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 20, 2006 )


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