Wow, now this is very cool: my article from yesterday, Why Erlang Is A Great Language for Concurrenct Programming, is now #1 on programming.reddit.com. Woot! :)
When I started blogging about Erlang, I never thought it would generate much interest among the larger developer community. I seriously thought, "Erlang so is great, but (relatively) few people use it. I guess people are just not interested in Erlang's benefits, or maybe they are just too attached to OO or procedural languages and they will never be interested in a functional language like Erlang, no matter how great it is."
It looks like I was wrong. I've been getting some great feedback about my Erlang postings, and much of it came from non-Erlangers who've become interested in Erlang just from reading about it in my blog. And now, since my article has reached the #1 spot on programming.reddit.com, I know that Erlang strikes a chord among many developers who are looking for a better -- and more fun :) -- way of creating software.
Side note: it was a strange yet pleasant surprise to see that my article is 5 spots ahead of an article on Paul Graham's website, History of T (Paul Graham didn't write it, though). I'm a big fan of Paul Graham's essays. I've read his book, Hackers and Painters, which is a collection of his essays, from cover to cover. I link to Paul Graham's essays in almost every "long" article I write. I recommend Hackers and Painters to everybody who thinks programming is more than the implementation of specs handed down to you by a suit :)