Paul Graham - Java Hype - Fortune

Paul Graham - Java Hype

But for what it’s worth, as a sort of time capsule, here’s why I don’t like the look of Java:

1. It has been so energetically hyped. Real standards don’t have to be promoted. No one had to promote C, or Unix, or HTML. A real standard tends to be already established by the time most people hear about it. On the hacker radar screen, Perl is as big as Java, or bigger, just on the strength of its own merits.

Author Paul Graham
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