It seems to me to be sufficiently on the side of reasonable argument rather than just blithering rant, so I'm posting the link here. A Damien Katz blog entry: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of C:
For years I've tried my damnedest to get away from C. Too simple, too many details to manage, too old and crufty, too low level. I've had intense and torrid love affairs with Java, C++, and Erlang. I've built things I'm proud of with all of them, and yet each has broken my heart. They've made promises they couldn't keep, created cultures that focus on the wrong things, and made devastating tradeoffs that eventually make you suffer painfully. And I keep crawling back to C.