in reply to What is the major Perl successful story ?
Both PerlIsAlive.org (one of the prettiest new Perl advocacy sites I've discovered recently, btw) and Proud to Use Perl are collecting Perl success stories, so you'll find some recent ones there.
Fruit and Vegetables
Me, that's why I'm so cool
Logic (separated into Horror and Brilliance)
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