"A truly great computer programmer is lazy, impatient and
full of hubris, says Larry Wall. Laziness drives one to work very
hard to avoid future work for a future self. Impatience has the
same endgame. And hubris is required for the newest Promethean fire
-- inventing computer languages."
"Larry Wall, the man with this unusual prescription, is a leader
in the open source software movement, which includes Linux. He?s
the linguist who created Perl, the programming language which glues
together much of the Internet."
"Computer programming is not about computers, Mr. Wall insists.
It's about humans. What drives Mr. Wall and others in the open
source software movement? They have a sense of purpose: Improve the
lot of humankind. To do that, they create software -- FREE
software. And they share."
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