This month’s issue of Wired magazine has an article about a Chinese kid who’s supposed to be super-smart, and who is now involved (single-handledly?) in a DNA-sequencing project that’s supposed to be looking for, well in so many words, the “IQ gene.” But I rather liked this quote (on page 120):
Perl is a famously complicated language that takes university students a full year to learn ...
(Never mind that the amazing-accomplishment mentioned in the article is to have taken a copy of the Camel book and, you know, understood it in a couple of days ...)
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