What I think rapidcoder means to say is that the simplicity of C allows one to master it sooner, therefore "immediately being productive" -- and not that using C++ instead of C won't pay off in the long run.
That said, I'd like it if Cubbi put more effort in refuting his points rather than say something like "You can't be serious!" and be done with it.
no but it can be improved or updated to be better.
Technology wise. I don't miss anything from the 80s or 90s. At work we use an older PoS system which is from the early 90s... Its horrible and makes me swear in various tones. I would welcome a newer one even if it had some random bugs... But some people cant let go of their old fax machine and carbon paper purchase orders...
That is what I jokingly call the puberty cursing. As for updating, updates can be made to make it worse. Look at NASA, they sent an update to a probe with the wrong location and it overwrote the probes transmission code so they lost all contact with it.