"I think computer science, by and large, is still stuck in the Modern age."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Larry Wall on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Larry Wall on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Larry Wall on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Larry Wall on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Larry Wall on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Post-Modernism was a reaction against Modernism. It came quite early to music and literature, and a little later to architecture. And I think it's still coming to computer science."
"Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi."
"When I announced the development of Perl 6, I said it was going to be a community design. I designed Perl, myself. It's limited by my own brain power. So I wanted Perl 6 to be a community design."
"I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy has been quite astonishing, but gratifying. I hope they'll do very well with it."
"I want people to use Perl. I want to be a positive ingredient of the world and make my American history. So, whatever it takes to give away my software and get it used, that's great."
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