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Linux Format: Larry Wall on Perl 6

Dec 21, 2005, 02:30 (6 Talkback[s])

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"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 understand...'"

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