Re: I like Python and C
"Eventually, however, the better technology is likely to be adopted."
You had me nodding my head in agreement up until this line. Marketing wins over good tech every time, and then the better tech disappears from view, coz the marketing worked so well. By the time the better tech is generally accepted as actually being better, both techs are obsolete, and the current tech winner is the new shiny with the better marketing.
I think the reason is that the better tech knows they are better, and don't bother to market it so well, but the not so good tech knows it's not so good, so they pour money into good marketing to get their higher market share.