Erann Gat reveals why he lost his mojo with Lisp
What caught my attention (for busy people who don't want to read the whole email):
I'm currently studying Lisp myself and it's hard. Really hard. I blame it on being spoiled with a programming language that I can work in without having to read the manual. With python's brilliant introspection I can use the interpreter to find out how a library works just by using
dir() without even having to read the source code. (not always true of course)
As we're entering the 21st century, the new contender "Usability" is becoming more and more important. Considering that I've now done Python for more than a decade I remind myself one of the reasons I liked it so much; yes, exactly that: Usability.