Ovid says on his homepage of Perlmonks poster Abigail:
We spoke, but never were introduced. I don't think he would care to be identified as a Perlmonk, though.
It inspired me to think that a person with Abigail's level of Perl knowledge was a woman, because to be honest one meets very few superb programmers, and my regrettable experience has been that with all due respect the superb programmers I have met have been almost all male. Abigail was an inspiration because if one can have a top-flight woman programmer then one can also have a top-flight 48-year-old programmer.
Edited 14 Jul 01 - 23:45 (PDT), by footpad