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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Totally right there. I just don't have the attention span to read that crap, so I tend to miss out.

    I think part of the problem is that academic papers are not yet optimized for the networked way of doing things.

    Aside from way too many being in PDF (*SIGH*), most assume you're coming to them from a background in the field, rather than that you just came from a Google search or a link posted on IRC.

    "No, thank you, I don't want to have to spend 15 hours trying to read enough Wikipedia articles to understand the obtuse jargon and silly formulas strewn throughout. Yes, I'm sure it's nice and consise. Waste a few thousand bits on some extra words. They're cheap, you know."