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On a similar note, there is the Niklaus Wirth rant about complexity as well on his ACM Turing Award speech.

http://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=1283941&type=pdf

To the point his Oberon-07 redesign had as goal a minimalist GC systems programming language.[0]

http://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/wirth/Oberon/Oberon07.pdf

http://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/wirth/Oberon/Oberon07.Report...

[0] Too minimalist actually, as many of us might say.




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