Informit has a nice interview with Brian Kernighan about C and programming today. There is, it seems to me, a tendency to disparage C as an old and no longer useful technology. This is, I think, profoundly wrong, something that Kernighan seems to agree with. I’ve said before that I’m happy to be able to focus on Lisp these days but I’ve spent a lot of time with C and agree with Kernighan that if you can program in C you can, in principal, build any other environment. Programmers who don’t bother learning C because it’s “old” are, in my opinion, doing themselves a great disservice.
Kernighan also talks about publishing and software development as it’s practiced today. This is a good interview and worth your time if you’re serious about your craft. Recommended.