The Next Move in Programming: A Conversation with Sun's Victoria Livschitz "In January of 2003, we published an interview with virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier ( that raised some basic questions about programming: Is there something fundamentally misguided about the way we write programs today? Why is it so difficult, if not impossible, to write bug-free programs that contain more than 20 to 30 million lines of code? Do we need a radical new paradigm shift in programming? If so, what might it look like? The interview provoked a strong response, both inside and outside of Sun Microsystems."