Perl has been long-forgotten by the technology fetishists who agonize over the very-latest fads and the tools, constantly refreshing hacker news to find something to love for ten minutes, or hate passionately a half hour after that. Not being “cool” means no fanboys with obligatory blog posts about trivial code snippets they cooked up. Not being “cool” means no fodder for the cottage industry of pundits (haters) who travel the web looking for something to disprove, subvert or negate with a glib bon mot. All that remains are those who are educated, dedicated and mature, quietly making progress as the spotlight burns something else for a change. Its amazing what can be accomplished when every little change or experiment isn’t being dissected, blogged, or used a predictor of doom every ten minutes.