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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I've been told by a friend (but haven't tried to verify it) that there was a study done that found a difference in the way the brain processes different kinds of light. They found that transmitted light and reflected light were processed by opposite hemispheres of the brain. So, an image on paper, which is read using reflected light enters a different part of the brain than an image from a CRT (VDU) screen which uses transmitted light.
  • I do most of my reading while sitting on a train (without power plugs and net connectivity). I prefer books too because
    • they don't run out of power just when you almost find what you need
    • they aren't full of references to other books that you haven't dowloaded
    • I have a visual-type memory, ie. I can remember the context in which I saw the information - it's no help to be able to remember that it was "on the upper right of the monitor, just above the frame"

    OTOH it is much faster to search for s