Someone I know of said,
“If you are an old-time computer guy (specializing in programming languages or AI), you’ll find this video both amusing and amazing. It supports my belief that we’ve gone backwards since about 1980 [with regards to] computer technology.”
This has also been an observation of mine. Somewhere along the way, programmers decided to divert the general direction of computing as a whole and all chose the same easy paths that have lead us to the accepted technological dogma of today.
For references and more information, see http://worrydream.com/dbx
Presented at Dropbox's DBX conference on July 9, 2013.
Bret Victor — http://worrydream.com
“The most dangerous thought that you can have as a creative person is to think that you know what you’re doing – because once you think you know what you’re doing, you stop looking around for other ways of doing things. You stop being able to see other ways of doing things. You become blind.”