Object orientation is programmer masturbation, a passing fad, and truly a bad idea that really does make programmers blind.
Yikes! I'm not sure I would call 40+ years of OO (17+ for perl5) a 'passing fad.' Excessive self-gratification, sure at times, but that's true with any language or style (Java, C++, procedural, functional, etc). In my experience, the language and/or technology is rarely a problem (give me the right assembly programmers and I can rule the world). Just like Eddie Wilson said it's 'words and music,' for us it's 'developer and tool.' The right pairing is a thing of beauty and the wrong pairing is destined for the unemployment line and the waste heap of history.
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