How sad it must be to be totally out of touch. Take the reverentially regarded James Gosling, for example. Check out the following quote from a ZDNet interview:
So I went back to the research lab at Sun, and lately I’ve been on a developer-tool project. There aren’t a lot of people building IDEs (integrated development environments). And IDEs are generally targeted at low-end developers — people who are not experts at writing code. And if you look for tools that are oriented toward (those) people, you basically find nothing. The No. 1 tool (in that area) is Emacs, and I was kind of the guy responsible for the original Emacs, 23 years ago. One of the things I find frightening is it’s still around, and in many ways it hasn’t really changed. Is that the best you can do for a (low-end) developer? I don’t think so.
Nothing in that quote is true. Nothing. Nothing at all. (OK, perhaps it’s true that he’s working on a developer tool project.) And the guy is supposedly working on these tools as his job. It’s amazing when you think about it. The fact that he believes that Emacs is the number one IDE is, to be frank, insane. I hope I can become rich and famous so that even if I don’t pay attention to what’s going on in the real world for a decade or two, people will pay attention to me.