Like others, I have almost completely lost touch with awk, but also with writing filters, conversion programs and (database) glue utilities in plain C, as not only is perl easier, more versatile, more portable and more maintanable, but for sure more FUN!
And I think my social live gained momentum after working with perl. This community is great! I've discovered mailing lists, IRC, fora etc etc just because of perl.
And I still keep watching TV, but perl made my radio experience quite different. First of all, internet radio can be (perl) scripted, so you only hear what you like, and by IRC you can chat with the radio station owners and influence what is played :) Who'd have thought that 10 years ago?
Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
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