Computers are inherently #Lovecraftian devices, and to seek too deep an understanding of their workings is to court madness.
I find this article a waste of letters.
Learn and use the language appropriate to the job you want done.
That would have said it. It makes me wonder why folks always need to say there are good or bad languages. I have used more than ten different assemblers, from 8bit devices to IBM /370, used C, Basic, Cobol, PL/1, dbase, html, scripting, and much more. If learning specific languages is damaging, then I should have almost complete brain damage by now :)
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko