(Seems like this is just about what’s happened)
Paul Graham: Behold, Arc! (disclaimer: blah blah blah)
Rest of the Lisp-speaking world: Dude, weren’t you working for like 5 years on this? Now you give us a wrapper on Scheme?
PG: Look, I know it’s a bit pre-alpha, but give it a go! You might like it.
ROTLSW: Looks like a lisp with everything that makes actual real-world programming possible removed. Oh and some weird fairly pointless syntax changes?
PG: It made the code shorter. Look, a web app in five lines!
ROTLSW: …and five thousand lines of libraries. Even non-lispers can do that.
PG: *sigh* You’re just not getting it. All other lisps are Blubs now! I’m going back to John McCarthy’s papers…
ROTLSW: OK, call us when Arc can solve some real problems – see you in another 5 years then? Good luck with the web angle. We’ll be off playing with Vecto and other neat stuff in CL.