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History of the C family of languages

Billy Hollis has a funny history of the C language. If you have been in the business for more than 10 years, you’ll appreciate it even more.

1997 – Taking the advice of hallucinating industry analysts, Corel decides to rewrite all their applications, including WordPerfect, in Java. The end result is the first known word processor that is slower to use than a typewriter.

This is a companion piece to his salute to Basic.