I was just looking at the Perl mailing list activity statistics: http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/, and I'm looking at the graph on the right.
It seems to me that that usage between Jan 2003 and April 2010 was relatively stable. Maybe there was some overall decline in activity, but not greatly. Up to April 2002 there was clearly a lot of momentum and since April 2010 there has been a noticeable and accelerated decline in activity.
What happened in 2002 and 2010 to cause theses changes of trend line?
I guess I feel a little disappointed to see usage of my favourite language falling off like this.
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