If you read
comp.lang.lisp, then you know that
Kenny Tilton is an outspoken (and pretty much continuallyspoken)
Lisp zealot. Beneath all of the evangelism, though, he still
knows what he's talking about:
Tilton's Law: The first time you run into something is only the first time you will run into it.
Point out that everyone loves these agile languages like Ruby and Python and Lisp is the mother of them all.... As for why not use the other agile languages: Lisp is compiled. And it has a standard. And multiple vendors.
-- kt on comp.lang.lisp, 2008-08-06