netbuzz writes "Whether you prefer to call it “the duct tape of the Internet,” “the Swiss Army chainsaw,” or just its given name, the Perl programming language turns 25 today. Perl 1.0 was released by its creator Larry Wall on Dec. 18, 1987." Link to Original Source
...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has
been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
- Fred Brooks, Jr.