I bet he's going to make the Middle East stable...
The best way to deal with the M.E. is to bud out. Our tinkering has made it worse far more often than better. I wish the Office of the President was split into a domestic prez and a foreign policy prez.
I'd vote Ron Paul for foreign policy prez in the heartbeat. I just don't like his domestic plans.
It's what the next Duke Nukem will be written in.
Then name a language Cloud++ and it will fly off the shelves (even if it's a steaming mass of unicorn farts).
They just ask for 15 years of experience in R&R regardless....and get it (per claims).
Several coders once told me, "you gotta learn to lie better" when I was struggling to find a new gig. Dealing with HR is a game.
C# - As a language, ignoring MS's platform-lockage API games, it seems to tick off the fewest. And one can use its brother, VB.Net, if they don't like the punctuation-heavy style and/or prefer type descriptors on the right of variable names.
If you master its "different" framework, perhaps you are right. But the problem is that the learning curve is too high. A master swordsman can probably beat a generic cop with a gun in a urban environment. However, it takes a heck of a lot of training to reach that point. Cops with guns are cheaper and easier to find and train.
(It's fine for light-duty "gluing and scripting", but people are trying to do OS-like things with it.)
Ruby will probably fail to go mainstream for the same reason Lisp has. It's wonderfully flexible in that it's almost a meta language that allows you to shape your "language" into just about any construct you want.
The downside is that everybody thinks different, and shaping a language to fit your head de-fits it for other heads. Standards are often preferred because they provide consistency between individuals and teams even when they don't perfectly fit a specific situation in terms of parsimony and compactness of expression.
The lesson of the market is that inter- and and intra-team communication trumps parsimony economically, in most cases.