Computer Science in Decline

, Apr 17, 2005

From Doug Pardee’s Creative Karma:

There seems to be a single key factor in what makes a CS technique survive: it has to simplify the programming process. A learning curve is acceptable, but once the technique is learned, it must make the creation of programs easier. A technique that complicates the writing of the program in return for a promised future value will not survive.

Very much worth reading.