Most popular programming languages 1965-2019 (visualised)

Chris wendlec at
Fri Oct 11 13:59:35 UTC 2019

On Friday, 11 October 2019 at 13:36:20 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
> 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. :-)

It'd be interesting to study software, hardware and IT technology 
in general in terms of the Austrian School - Ludwig von Mises and 
Friedrich von Hayek [2]. I think the period from 1970 till today 
is the perfect example if one wants to analyze how systems 
evolve, which turns they take, the various forces that work 
within them - and how the state still hasn't figured out how to 
control IT. Fascinating.


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