They didn't like an environment where there was no design authority..
in reply to Slashdot on Perl
Perl is the opposite of 1-way thinking..... so I say " Use Perl....help fight Fascism". :-)
If you look at the way the US stock market is going, it appears that it is the corporations that need to worry about becoming "legacy material". Everytime the US fed bails out a bank or corporation, it brings us one step closer to "nationalization of corporations". Third world countries do it all the time, and the US is certainly falling into 3rd world status.
Maybe the corporations need some fresh thinking Perl programmers, to save their drab, gray as*es, or else the Fascists they put in power will nationalize them with a "program that conforms to their design authority".