in reply to For thought: "Perl in the greater context of (me and) the software business
Actually, the clients are not the point. They are merely a means to getting dough.
And dough is also not the end point. You use dough to get stuffs.
And stuffs are also but a means to try to get happiness.
And I've been suspecting quite lately that happiness is not all that is hyped up to be.
BTW, point taken.