http://www.perlmonks.org?node_id=17833

This one just came to me today out of nowhere... If you watch any TV, you'll recognize it from commercials a while back. :-)

Office application suite: $90
Data backup software: $80
Software development IDE: $100
A beautiful script you wrote yourself: Priceless

There are some things scripts can't do...
For everything else, there's Perl.