Billy Hollis on the history of programming languages

Billy Hollis, famed Visual Basic lecturer and secret programming language anthropologist, has compiled a succinct history of programming languages. As he puts it,

If you like VB, look at the history of the C family [of languages] first. If you like C#, Java or C++, look at the history of the BASIC family first.
Definitely something to quote next time you're in a (friendly) raging debate about "which language is better". :-)

Happy Friday.