Sad you have to fight bigotry in the workplace -- this is something I have already tried to fight, but due to people having closed minds, I only can do Perl stuff under the table when I don't have the team engaged. It's very sad, since I love Perl for it's awesome CPAN support, functional programming, and the ability to do some really slick stuff. What's more, I write some really high quality Perl code (if I may so) and the "unmaintainability" jabs I get are not justified. It's rather cruel really.
Anyhow, a few good apps: Webmin is fine example of both an HTTP web server and some very powerful administration tools. YABB has a very good Perl-based message board. Frozen Bubble will show them that Perl can be used for advanced Linux games with good graphics and sound. I also believe amazon.com is powered by Perl.
Update: I note you are summarizing things in your article. I never said webmin used Perl and Java together. Last time I checked, webmin uses java only for a little puny applet, and the program is 99.9% perl. In fact, I've never used the java applet. Anyhow, it's best not to mention Java as it gives java too much credit. Webmin is very cool, but I've grown closer to Linux (and vi and find and locate and grep) and I don't use it anymore. It's definitely good if you use a lot of distributions and don't know the differences between them.
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