Straight Jackets and Video Cameras

Christopher Jones c.jones at
Thu Jul 30 14:56:44 BST 2009

On 30 Jul 2009, at 14:34, Joel Bernstein wrote:

> On 30 Jul 2009, at 14:23, Peter Corlett wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 01:59:47PM +0100, Denny wrote:
>> [...]
>>> Sign: YOU CAN EARN $$$ WITH PERL!!
>>> JAPH: *places sticker reading 'WRITE' over 'EARN'*
>>> JAPH: *writes underneath* ...and it will compile and run.
>> Well, that's the first one that's actually amusing enough to make  
>> me grin.
> I think what's particularly nice here is that it doesn't seem to be  
> a joke at another group's expense. This script would be harder than  
> some of the others to construe negatively. As Perl programmers we  
> ought to know from personal experience the negative impacts of  
> (being seen as) spreading FUD.
>  It's essential, I feel, that the output of this nice marketing  
> idea gives a mature impression to people who see the videos.

So, the complete opposite of the original Mac/PC ads then


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