just noticed on tiobe that the world of programming did a full circle in last two decades. C was the #1 language 25 years ago, and now it came back on top, pushing Java to the second place. C# is stagnating, C++ is slowly going out of fashion. It all comes down to scripting or C.
TIOBE Programming Community Index for April 2010
"April Headline: C programming language back at number 1 position!"