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Eric Qvarnström writes a paper about why you should learn C and the benefits of doing so. C is an old language, to be formal, it appeared the first time in 1972. The language was developed to combines the capabilities of an assembly language with the feature of high-level language. Despite its age, the language is still widely used today because of its power and ease of use. C will be the foundation for a lot of big software, especially if you would like to work with embedded systems that depend on speed or have a minimal amount of memory.