Is it just me...

Or has the number of new programming languages been increasing exponentially of late?

I don't just mean the number of new languages being invented, because that's always been the case, but the number which are actually garnering a fair bit of tech buzz?

In the last few months, I've heard a LOT about Clojure, Scala, Factor, and most recently Google's Go.

I can't help but wonder if maybe we should stop inventing new programming languages and paradigms, and maybe focus on using the ones we have already more effectively and creatively.

Then again, maybe I'm just getting old :)