in reply to
Perl Babysteps 1: Your First Simple Script
I can only hope that anyone who needs a tutorial like this will change their mind about becoming a programmer before they encounter your baby steps, because your tutorial is of such a low level that almost everyone will be able to comprehend it. I don't think idiot non-programmers are a good addition to the community. PHP targeted these people and see what has happened.
Update: The original post was in 2004. It's 2008 now, and I no longer agree with what I said before.