Neat. I had always wondered about this.
It annoys me when people go "Oh you don't know this person? But they're so famous!" because not everyone knows all the famous people in every field.
(blabla :-) vs (blabla :-))
I think history repeating itself, and programming becoming unrecognizably different, is much more likely.
But I've also come to terms that those who lack the imagination to start picturing such things aren't going to believe it until after it happens.
It might be a misstep, as graphical programming has been tried before without much success. But I like the concept, and maybe new tools like multi-touch tablets finally make it viable.
This is quite interesting. It seems to be a universal pattern. Has anybody understood pointers without first understanding memory addressing?