Subject: Re: Learning from C++'s success ( was C++ briar patch )
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/06/05
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.misc,comp.lang.functional,comp.lang.c++
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* James Logajan
| o Betamax was considered technologically better than VHS (so I'm told);
|   but VHS won the market.

the professional video market is still using Betamax.  VHS is as unsuited
to television production as the audio cassette is for mastering records.


The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock
or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life.  For this task, it has
a rudimentary nervous system.  When it finds its spot and takes root, it does
not need its brain anymore so it eats it!  It is rather like getting tenure.