>C++ is so compelling that much of the world's most popular software still uses it - OS X, Facebook, Chrome, MapReduce, Windows 7, Firefox and MySQL to name just a few
People now need to be /told/ this stuff? Oh gawd I'm feeling old.
Worrying I actually do struggle to understand the main thrust of the article. Something to do with cloud computing and scripting, eh? Wow. What will these whipper snappers think up next?