A step into history. Perl's, of course.
Chapter 1 was basically a journey through the history of Perl. It also had how to get it and how to install it among other things.
I am on Windows (for now) and using ActiveStates version of Perl. So the setup was easy. I messed around with 'perldoc' because I read in the comp.lang.perl.misc newsgroup that it was a very good Perl tool to know.
I have made a resolution that my Perl code will not be "line noise".
My mantra will be:
comment as needed
clarity above brevity