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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You are implicitly asking which sciences and skills can only be taught by apprenticeship, and could not be taught by canned computerized instruction.

    Arguably the only truly encyclopedic encyclopedia was the 11th Edition Encyclopaedia Britanica of 1911. For one brief shining momemnt, typesetting technology and bibliographic practice caught up with the exponential growth of other knowledge. The subsequant war years had an explosion of technical arts, and the immediate post-war editions only reported details on technical advances of the losers (due to retained secrecy?). A copy of the 11th edition would allow recreation of Victorian technology from scratch in a post-apocolyptic social crash, along with a fair percentage of academia of the day.

    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;