“It turns out that I am allergic to a lot of things: seafood, wheat, eggs, tomatoes. People who are working out in the field can’t afford to be picky about what they are eating. But the training that I got was invaluable for what I was going to do later. I just didn’t know it at the time. A couple of years back I got email from somebody who was working at Wycliffe and didn’t know that I had been affiliated with them. He said, “By the way, we use Perl for all sorts of things here.” I wrote back to him and said, “You really made my day. No, you made my life.”
But in a sense I am still a missionary. I kind of consider myself an apostle to the hackers.” Larry Wall
Well, Larry, you may not have not made it overseas but your geekage has gone global and we SALUTE YOU!! My Macintosh salutes you! And for what its worth Larry, I know you never got to be a real missionary . . . but wearing that shirt makes you LOOK like a missionary to me.
Can I get a witness?
Read the Slashdot interview with Larry on Perl, Relgion . . .(HT: Mark Reichmann)
Also read Larry’s thoughts on Perl as the world’s first POSTMODERN computer language.