rhathar writes "A 12 year old boy by the name of Jacob Barnett is a math genius. Mastering many college level astrophysics courses by the age of 8, he nows works on his most ambitious project to date: his own 'expanded version of Einstein's theory of relativity'." Link to Original Source
It appears that PL/I (and its dialects) is, or will be, the most widely
used higher level language for systems programming.
-- J. Sammet