Clay Shirky on Shinto Shrines, Perl, Love and the Internet
abw at wardley.org
Mon Dec 15 07:18:04 GMT 2008
Perl is a shinto shrine.
Perl exists not as an edifice but as an act of love. Perl is a viable
programming option again today because millions of people woke up this
morning loving Perl.
And more importantly, they love one another in the context of Perl. They
love one another enough to stop what they're doing and listen to each
other. To have a conversation with each other, to answer questions for one
another, to diagnose things for one another and sometimes even to write
code for one another - "Oh I think I see what's going on, here, try this".
No contracts are written, no money changes hands and and the work goes on.
I would just like to say that I love you all and you're my bestist mate ever.
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