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I'm not sure which slideshow the above was in, but MJD has an excelent slideshow on type systems. He argues that the problem isn't really type systems in general, but the fact that C has perpetuated a broken type system, and that languages exist that do it much, much better.
"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.