Linux Format: Larry Wall on Perl 6
Dec 21, 2005, 02:30 (6 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Tom Nook for this link.
"LXF: Did you leave O'Reilly after the dotcom boom was
ending, when people stopped buying books so much?
"Larry Wall: O'Reilly had run into really tough
times because of the plunge in book sales, which was already
starting before 9/11 but very much accelerated at that point. So I
knew that I was... that I was one of their fluffier employees from
a standpoint of their core business, so I was not at all surprised
to get laid off. People sometimes say, 'Well aren't you angry at
Tim O'Reilly for laying you off?' and I say, 'No, you don't
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