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    Video outline:

    • 0:00​ - Introduction
    • 1:53​ - History of early programming languages
    • 6:46​ - Physics needs more experiments and less theory
    • 11:23​ - JavaScript origin story
    • 36:16​ - JavaScript was created in 10 days
    • 45:56​ - Marc Andreessen
    • 49:13​ - Internet Explorer
    • 52:57​ - Evolution of JavaScript
    • 58:43​ - Javascript standardization
    • 1:04:33​ - TypeScript
    • 1:07:04​ - JavaScript ecosystem
    • 1:10:14​ - HTML5
    • 1:13:46​ - Making JavaScript fast
    • 1:22:56​ - JavaScript is the most popular language in the world
    • 1:33:22​ - Advice for programmers
    • 1:39:19​ - Browser wars
    • 1:45:49​ - Firefox
    • 2:07:32​ - Brave
    • 2:20:32​ - Basic Attention Token
    • 2:45:35​ - California
    • 2:54:47​ - Mortality
    • 2:55:53​ - Legacy

    Prior discussion

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      If someone comes to you and ask you to make things sloppier, your answer should be no.

      Words to live by.

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        This was a great podcast. It really opened my eyes to the environment in the early days of tech, pre and during dot com boom. Crazy to think that my parents were part of it.

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          Long… but very interesting interview.

          The order of contents and technical topics from start to end was very well defined and the flow of the conversation was very smooth. Well done.

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            If this history is new to you, I strongly encourage you to go read up on the ways this person leveraged their success and wealth to punch down in local politics. It’s not technical content, but it’s important for getting a more rounded view of their flaws, in case you feel a wave of hero worship coming on.

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              TLDR: He’s a homophobe and bigot.

              The video is extremely interesting, and he’s almost likable, but given his past, I just grit my teeth and watched it for the pure tech lore. I already knew much of it, minus some details, which made this video worth watching.

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                A quick duckduckgo returned nothing but a Reddit thread of people talking about him in varying tones, some mildly negative, and a (very angry) “rundown” which may, for all I know, be a correct read on his personality, but nothing about bigotry.

                Where can one read up on his homophobia and bigotry?

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                  The search terms you want are “marriage equality” and “why kicked out Mozilla”.

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                    Phunny thing there; I had no idea about Eich, and didn’t even think of him, so I tried to see what scandals Fridman might have got into. Nothing as big as Eich, obviously ;)

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                  Is there any possibility he might have changed?