Ted Leung on Computers, monocultures,

Ted Leung on Computers, monocultures, and history.
Today’s computing environment is far more monocultural than is being discussed. It’s not only the monoculture of Microsoft operating systems. It’s a monoculture of statically typed languages derived from a C base. It’s an operating systems monoculture where most of the ideas are derived or recycled from Unix. It’s a hardware monoculture that results in hardware that is optimized to run C programs.

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