My first attempt at a Perl Poem :)
Inspired by a movie I just saw and a book I read many times
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
Long time using
big, slow, strongly-typed Java,
subject to impenetrable containers -
too many bloated layers of software
slapped too quickly
around Open Source
by multinational companies
run by too many layers of management,
highly paid executives
who listen to the day traders that own the stock today,
and fire the coders who understand the product,
for a more profitable quarter now and pain later,
coders who bitterly give up software careers
to teach Math or sell flutes. Really.
Perl was always my scripting language of choice.
Finally...again...those who know answers
are encouraged to share them,
and lastingly enjoy the results of their labors,
and not try to forget.
What a difference.
Boss man doesn't code.
Likes to read over shoulders.
Can't read Perl... Too dumb.
"Perl is ugly, rough,
unreadable!" Quoth Boss man:
"Do it in Logo."
Did it in Logo.
Problem not solved, but now Boss
finally groks code.