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For thought: "Perl in the greater context of (me and) the software business
My business: Ferreting out the ever-changing magical keystroke sequences that will make money appear in my bank account. Sometimes, though, I get paid for doing other things, or for doing nothing at all. The other day one client paid me for half-listening on the telephone while a third party mumbled about the work she was doing, and simultaneously I was doing work for someone else, so I got paid twice for the same hour.
As long as the clock is running, I don't really care what I'm doing. The less, the better.