This silly piece of text is what we call a bullshit-sammich. From the first sentence on, this is evident.|
"Given the speed at which technology changes, the world is much different than it was even five years ago. "
The fast-moving technology to which he's referring is Java and .NET, neither of which do anything novel. It's all been a part of languages like Smalltalk for 25 years. Common Lisp + CLOS offers features above and beyond these poor man's Smalltalks, but it's really on a totally different level than the "quickly advancing" world of technology.
New vendor, new syntax, new sugar, new name. Net change: nil.
I hate this kind of moronic ranting. Achieves nothing but to confuse and misinform the huge amount of "average" programmers, and even worse, suits, out in the world.