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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report
Monday January 17, 2005
I'm creating "Found Perl", a little, virtual Perl memorabilia museum. I've got a lot of stuff to include, and I bet the community has orders of magnitude more.
I've been looking at Found Magazine since I heard about it on This American Life. They publish pictures things that people find lying about: mostly flat things like scraps of paper. I'd like to do that for Perl.
For instance, I have on display:
- Pictures of a couple of versions of the Perl Monger t-shirt
- The temporary camel tattoo I was giving out at one of the Perl conferences
- My original receipt for my first copy of Programming perl
- Mark Jason's card announcing "Perl Advanced Techniques Handbook" (now "Higher Order Perl")
- and some other things
There is a lot of stuff I'd like to find, and even more stuff I probably don't know about. If you have something, please send me an image or scan at email@example.com.
- a picture of Amelia, the camel mascot of London.pm
- Nat's "Perl is my bitch" sticker set (What were the other slogans?
- An original blow-in card for The Perl Journal
- Pictures of other Perl t-shirts, especially the one given out at the first couple of Perl conferences
- The O'Reilly beret given out at one of the Perl conferences
- Scans of signatures from various Perl people (I don't have any myself)
- Tim Bunce's handwriting on a bar napkin saying "Generic database interface: use GDI or something" :)
- Images of swag (keychains, water bottles, pens) that Perl vendors gave out.
- Instances of the string "Perl" in everyday life. I remember seeing an image of a European road sign pointing to "Perl". I think it was German, but I can't find it.
- and lots of other stuff that might be out there.
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