PaulaGordon.com: Free Software (RealAudio Interview with Larry Wall)
Nov 26, 2000, 18:49 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."
(RealAudio in six parts)
- Perl.org: Larry Wall's Altanta Linux Showcase Talk: Camel Lot #6, The Once and Future Perl(Oct 31, 2000)
- ZDTV: Perl 6: What I Did This Summer [Interview with Larry Wall](Sep 10, 2000)
- O'Reilly Network: What Will Be in Perl 6? [Transcript](Aug 02, 2000)
- IBM developerWorks: Running away with the plot -- The story of Perl(Jan 02, 2000)
- 3rd State of the Perl Onion(Aug 30, 1999)
- Perl.org: yapc Kicked Bootay(Jun 29, 1999)
- Perl, the first postmodern computer language(Mar 11, 1999)
- Feed: LARRY WALL: Divine Invention(Feb 11, 1999)
- O'Reilly: Larry Wall Wins Free Software Foundation Award(Oct 20, 1998)
- Salon Magazine: The joy of Perl(Oct 13, 1998)