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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • To begin with, in order to have a Second Dark Age there'd need to have been a First One already. And that's a highly controversial topic to boot.

    Second -- and much more importantly -- don't you see something fundamentally flawed about your approach? No? Where did you look for info about TPC? Google, and a few other places on the internet. Think '97. Think where info on that may be. What are the chances that it is on the net somewhere? Small imho. It may be -- and in fact surely is -- in personal ma

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    -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]

    • by ziggy (25) on 2002.08.10 11:04 (#11618) Journal
      You seem to me -- though I may be wrong -- to be expecting history from five years ago to be as readily available as today's, now that we have blogs and trigger-happy DV all over the place :-)
      Actually, the issue isn't really about throwing stones at O'Reilly for not making my trigger happy lifestyle as easy as I want it to be, although I do see how you could interpret it that way. The issue I want to raise is that for all of the talk about Perl community, there seems to be a distinct lack of interest in preserving our collective history.

      Sun is actually doing a very commendable job in maintaining artifacts of past JavaOne conferences [sun.com]. (Then again, they do spend a significant amount of time, effort and money in usability research.) The Python folks do something similar [python.org].

      The latter part bringing me to another point: it was only temporary.
      Perhaps. We'll see if there are more substantially more five-year old webpages still around in five years than there are today. I certainly hope so.