in reply to Re^2: Perlmonks SmartPhone App
in thread Perlmonks SmartPhone App

All I meant by "we" is "we as a Perl Monks Community". Is this such a bad thing?

I find inappropriate pluralization infantilizing in general.

In technical contexts, I find it most often used by people who want to tell other people what to do without doing anything themselves.

If that's not you, great! Build such an application. I'd like to see it. You have all the permission you need: a computer and programming skills. Just about everything you see on this site or in the Perl community has come from people who built things they wanted to build. Go and do the same.

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Re^4: Perlmonks SmartPhone App
by perl.j (Pilgrim) on Jul 16, 2011 at 01:07 UTC
    I am sorry to say I just started Perl a month ago and have very little experience and cannot build this yet. If I could believe me I would build it. But I am just putting an idea on this site. Nothing else. I am sorry if you take this as a selfish request to get an app because trust me it isn't.
      Objective-C is a great language; in many ways it reminds me very strongly of Perl. In some ways it's simpler, in other ways harder (memory management in particular). It's also a great language to know at the moment. Just saying.

      I'm sure you're being honest about this; it's just that we get the "you know Perl, you could write this for me (free)" thing a lot and are a bit shy of it now. We do contribute to things, but each thing we contribute to spreads us thinner. Will this really fly? WIll I end up putting a lot of time into it for nothing? Will I get the credit for the work I put in?

      It's like the "title game" that musicians play sometimes late after a few beers and a long day: make up cool album and song titles. Everyone knows that it's easy to do this, but really hard to make 3, 5, 10 minutes - or an hour - of good music to match them. Anyone that says "we could do that album" would be expected to do some songwriting and playing - or is an A&R person, and will try to get all the credit without doing any of the real work...

        Ya, I see how my question could annoy some people. I also agree with you on the matter of Objective-C. Although I am just learning Perl (my first computer programming lingo) I think Objective-C is my next language. Especially in this day and age where apps are HUGE.
        A Newbie To Perl