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  • It causes a problem for them, because students are trained to look for the one correct answer, so any university assignment featuring roman numerals causes much consternation.

    This is such a crime! What ever happened to critical thinking? If anything could sum up my dissatisfaction with the education systems I've been exposed to it's that they train people to put blinders on and find "the" answer. :-(

    You may be interested to know that there was a Scientific American article not too long ago entitled "The Tyranny of Choice" that explored the subject just as the video you linked to. It may have even been generated by the same people for all I know.

    hfb has a point. One thing the perl community hasn't grown yet is a way to say "module X is the best general purpose module for task Y, never mind the 50 other modules that do roughly the same thing" CPAN ratings is a step in that direction, but I'm not sure it's quite going to get us there. I'd put more stock in reviews by lwall, merlyn, Damian, etc. than I would in reviews by bunches of random people.