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Re^2: Were it not a monastery, my favourite metaphor for PerlMonks would have been:

by blazar (Canon)
on Aug 16, 2007 at 17:59 UTC ( #633145=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Perl online school, I'd say. They are here to learn.

Oh no: obvious, but just... too obvious. School has a stigma for being no fun and boring... well, that's just plain wrong and was not even the case with me, but... I was definitely thinking of something either more recreational or well, not... obvious! Anyway, since we're talking 'bout pubs so much now, one may remind that they can be a perfect place for learning as well, in fact I was about to report here that rumors had it that the idea for bubble chambers took its inspiration from a glass of beer... however while inserting the previous link I also read the first few lines to discover that rumors were just rumors since:

Anecdotally, Glaser was inspired by the bubbles in a glass of beer; however, in a 2006 talk, he refuted this story, saying that although beer was not the inspiration for the bubble chamber, he did experiment with using beer to fill early prototypes.

In short: Hitler Bad, Beer Good and Godwin perhaps applies!


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Re^3: Were it not a monastery, my favourite metaphor for PerlMonks would have been:
by shmem (Canon) on Aug 16, 2007 at 20:21 UTC
    School has a stigma for being no fun and boring...

    Pubs as well. Pubs are mostly about beer, and beer is known to induce bellies and (to) further dumbness, contrary to wine. Wine drinkers are witty and sometimes smoke pipe; but then Irish Whiskey drinkers also do, and some of the folks who sold their souls on rare Scotch. Those are smart, have a rough, deep voice and know some citation for every moment. In Ireland they mostly spoke about women, cattle and the dole, though... but times have been changing since.

    See, school has its stigma, and so has perl: write-only, ugly, not maintainable and so on... who cares? I had fun at school. I've been beaten by teachers and comrades, but nonetheless. I've got hints at school, but most of what I learned at that time I've learned outside. Biggest difference to PerlMonks is, I've been at school forcibly, but The Monastery I attend to my own liking. I've thought about proposing "Perl University" or "Perl High School", but that's too pretentious. A lowly, humble school which doesn't care about reputation (heh! XP anyone? :-) and which recruits apprentices and teachers out of free will - a school like it should be, I'd say - but Dojo is a fine alternative.

    --shmem

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                                  /\_¯/(q    /
    ----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
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      Pubs as well. Pubs are mostly about beer, and beer is known to induce bellies and (to) further dumbness, contrary to wine.

      As a person from a country where wine has a long standing history, and more precisely from a zone where its presence in the landscape and in everyday's life is even more pervasive (ATM I'm exactly here) I must say that I can and do appreciate beer as well.

      Dojo is a fine alternative

      Yep, because a dojo as a "place where to find the way" so it is or can be also a school, but at least in principle it's much more as well.

      Anyway, however sound your argumentations are, however a commonplace can it be, I still don't like the school suggestion - unless the school provides a resonable number of keg fonts as well:

      All the school kids so sick of books
      They like the punk and the metal band
      When the buzzer rings (oh whey oh)
      They're walking like an Egyptian

      (And Egyptians did know beer, albeit of a very different kind wrt the one we are used to now.)

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