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  • I'm no doubt missing a lot of context, but I doubt it's fair to say that you mismanaged things. It sounds like you tried to reinvigorate things, but what if it was inevitable?

    I guess it depends on what you mean by "mismanaged $X into the ground". If you mean "$X was headed into the ground, and I could've done better about slowing its descent", then okay, but if you mean "I personally caused $X to plummet to its fiery death", that doesn't sound right, from the story you told at least. I mean, who are these people going to meetings in the evenings wanting to learn about work-related stuff? That's kind of sick, isn't it? Are those people going to be excited about anything?

    I think it's similar here in Geneva, though. I have the impression that most of the people don't really ever use Perl, and many just come to socialize and drink.

    I was nodding my head on the part you said about C++, Python, PHP, Ruby; it all sounds about right in my experience.

    Maybe Perl isn't really dying, but it's like.... as humans, we're good at pattern-matching, we need new patterns/stimuli to keep us interested, a little jazz. But isn't that what you were trying? There's more to it, apparently. Well, I need to get back to work..