Subject: Erlang adventures; Erlang image and "success"
Mon Apr 10 03:14:03 CEST 2000
>People need symbols and images to venerate, keywords
>for their resumes and
>bumper-stickers and coffee mugs.
Hmmm...I'd get a coffee mug, were one available. Ericsson was pretty
coffee-mug happy when I worked there. I had two training mugs, a couple
of AXE mugs, one mug for a project that went by the name of "P5," and one
for an experimental TCP/IP adjunct to AXE called "Gator." Surely there
are already a zillion Erlang mugs out there? :)
>Wouldn't now be a good time to hype Erlang beyond
Does hyping a computer language really work? Okay, it worked for Java
but did it ever work prior to that? If you hang out in forums for
underdog languages--Smalltalk, Forth, Lisp, Scheme, Eiffel, Modula 3,
Oberon, Haskell, OCaml--there are frequent cries of "Why don't more
people realize our language is so cool?" Seems like the best thing for
Erlang is to just write great applications with it.
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