A friend asked if I would stick with Clojure if my company doesn’t succeed. I think I would, for sure. And if the company succeeds, then I’ll be working even more to build this awesome community.
Clojure, as I see it, is built with a set of correct intentions. The goal is to solve problems of, how Rich puts it, situational programming. These are exactly my problems, and I’m forever grateful for that. I’ve always longed for having an interactive development environment without any nonsense.
The risk is that it’s a niche technology, and finding a job is tricky. Lisp surely makes you a better engineer, so you don’t necessarily stagnate. Let’s solve the problems when they arise.