Seconding DrHyde on this one - I've actually had one of those 'Oh, well I can just snag this module from this amaaazing and wonderful thing called CPAN and we can demo this! *crickets* ...network...?' moments during a meeting the big-wigs.
The upshot being that it's not so fun also teaching them about how to tether your phone because the local point of internet access is spotty.
Some great replies up here, I sometimes forget how shiny Perl really is. Then I am coerced into speaking some other language for a spell... which usually ends in a 'why you should be excited about Perl and be totally using it' speeches, haha!
Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.