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Against the current

This is not an academic talk
It’s a story
2012
500,000 views
Investors are going to be exceptionally skeptical about a 
programming tool that has no revenue. They don't like
programming tools even with revenue.

Beware. You seem to me to be currently on a
trajectory that ends in death. I realize it seems dramatic
and a downer to say that, but with every startup we fund
over a certain age the default in my mind is either survive
or die.
2014
Us
Playgrounds were heavily influenced by Bret
Victor's ideas, by Light Table and by many
other interactive systems.
Playgrounds were heavily influenced by Bret
Victor's ideas, by Light Table and by many
other interactive systems.
Us
Playgrounds were heavily influenced by Bret
Victor's ideas, by Light Table and by many
other interactive systems.
2015
Josh Corey
Exponentiating wrongness
Us
Visas suck.
Let’s all just try something
2016
"You know what went wrong?" he shouted - he
always shouted - "You let your programmers do
things which you yourself do not understand."
2017
2,000 vs 4,000,000
2018
Compilers 24

Environments 34

Storage Engines 16

Interpreters 9

Parsers dozens

Std Libraries dozens
Future
Coda
To everyone who believed…
Thank you.