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
"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight."
-- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory