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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • someone should ask people what kind of books they would like to see...people not part of our incestuous little corner of the computing world. It seems like too many books are written by the author for the author instead of by the author for the reader. I've found few reasons to part with $40+ lately

    • our incestuous little corner of the computing world

      That phrase pretty much sums up how I'm feeling right now. We can produce all the clever Perl books that we want and outside our little cosy world it means nothing. No-one cares.

      I've spent so much of my time involved with the Perl community over the last 3 or 4 years that I started to believe that it was somehow important. And the truth is that it isn't at important at all to most of the world. Not even to most of the IT industry.

      I've had a couple of t

      • Well someone must care as at least a few books sell but, no, in reality most of the world doesn't give a damn not now, not ever. Computing, like plumbing, should be a fixture in every modern home thatonly gets noticed when something fails. It is less about people and more about where computing is heading. We engineers are always in the green room...not really in the audience and not front stage either...like a fuzzy netherworld.

        Will anyone care about Perl6? I don't know the answer to that but who knows people may surprise us. The day we cease to have the capacity to be surprised is the day ennui will be the death of us all.

        And the thought of advocacy makes my stomach turn anymore...those who might be good at it know the slow plodding futility of it and those who become cheerleaders overnight do us no favours. The Dynamic D's would seem to be our best hope at advocacy since they are both congenial to a fault and are comfortable in the limelight. The rest of us should just keep shop and make main street look nice.