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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • that Accenture is thanking their lucky stars that Arthur Anderson required them to change their name back in 1999.

    To bring readers up to speed who might not be familiar with the story, some years ago, the IT Consulting arm of Arthur Anderson (the Accountancy that's in such hot water these days, ooops... Worldcom, another Anderson customer) was spun off as a totally separate company. Initially, the name was Anderson Consulting, but Arthur Anderson had something in the original spin-off agreement that they

  • When I first saw the story in the Register [theregister.co.uk], it claimed the new name was Monday: (with a colon stuck on the end). Makes Yahoo! and Guess? and all those other insane uses of punctuation in names (like use Perl;) look positively conventional. Fortunately the Register guys seem to have gotten it wrong.

    Of course, a couple of years ago we were talking about how ridiculous the new name PricewaterhouseCoopers was.