Well, not quite, I understand the first compiler arrived in 1957, but 49.5 years is still impressive. I've seen quite a few languages during my career so far including FORTRAN, BASICs (too many to name), FORTH, Lisp, Smalltalk, Mumps, Algol 68, PLM, Pascal, POP3, Ratfor, Modula-2, Ada, Oberon, C, C++. Really today is quite calm, with most people having settled on C/C++, Java, or one the .NET languages. Of course the web has spawned various tools like Perl, Ruby etc, but this is another long list of specialised tools. Any of you language geeks (or perhaps historians) out there, when you have a spare minute from the heavy demands of the modern workplace, take a look at the 99 Bottles of Beer website, where many programming secrets are being handed down from one generation to the next.

Update: A friend asked me "Why didn't you mention Python?" There's no pleasing some people.