David Kastrup, on whether or not Emacs Lisp is "archaic":

ἡ ἀρχῆ in Greek means "the beginning". John 1 starts of with "ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος": in the beginning, there was the word.

Now of course we all know that Emacs was there before Word, but this might have escaped John's notice.