Most popular programming languages 1965-2019 (visualised)

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at
Fri Oct 11 13:36:20 UTC 2019

On Friday, 11 October 2019 at 13:15:24 UTC, Chris wrote:
> I'd be interested in the dynamics: market, demand, the feedback 
> technology <=> user, i.e. what drives what at what stage. At 
> what stage do users have the upper hand and at what stage are 
> users guided (or nudged) by technologies.

That is a very interesting topic.  Feel free to send me an email 
if you want to discuss it further. I believe I have some books 
related to this in one way or another in another location, gotta 
have a look at that when I get the opportunity. Maybe something 
alone the lines of The Evolution of Cooperation by Axelrod is 
relevant (I don't quite remember the angle now, so gotta browse 
through my bookshelf later :-).

I used to be interested in online worlds where the users 
themselves can build or at least create societies with activities 
of some sort, the paper I talked about above was such a place. 
You played the adventure games, when you had done them all, you 
would create new adventure games for others. (I guess many text 
MUDs work that way.)

Of course, online games and online communities are not strictly 
market related, but there are at least stages that users go 
through that one have to think about when designing online games 
and online services. I haven't really followed this topic much 
since 2005, but might look into it again...

So yeah, certainly interested, and could also do some article 
searches on the topic when I have time. :-)

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