It's rather strongly worded at times (it is a rant, after all, but I think the author makes some excellent points.
I felt his pain about the appearance of:
just another language written first for the compiler and only secondarily for the programmer --- and stuck in a 70s mindset* about the relationship of that programmer to the (digital) world within which they live and work
And I appreciated his observation that:
- programming languages are for *programmers* --- not compilers and compiler-writers
- until you make the everyday, "simple" things simple, it will continue to be a dark art practiced by fewer and fewer