I was going to work on a program to pull down all of the latest O'Reilly weblog entries so I could read them offline, but I got fired up about the latest incarnation of Perl certification debates. Rather than reply to Tim's story, I posted my thoughts in my O'Reilly weblog.
Despite the use.perl story, reactions seemed to be mixed on the wiki devoted to the topic.
Executive summary: I think certifications are a predatory scam. Let's not make Perl a toll road.