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Re^3: Stop Using Perl

by zwon (Abbot)
on Jan 01, 2015 at 18:32 UTC ( #1111910=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Stop Using Perl
in thread Stop Using Perl

At the start of the talk, for example, after acknowledging that this is his first talk, he urges the audience to say "F*** Perl". Breathtaking. Did his company really give permission to deliver such a vulgar talk?
I think guy was inspired by Eran Hammer's talk about OAuth ;) As for company's permission, from marketing point of view it is most important to be talked about, and a bit of vulgarity and strong statements help to achieve this goal, no matter if they are correct or wrong as long as they are resonate with the target audience, so sure, why not.

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Re^4: Stop Using Perl
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Jan 01, 2015 at 19:24 UTC

    so sure, why not
    Well, maybe any publicity is good publicity, but I would have thought the company would want to protect its brand as being skilful, knowledgeable and professional. I can't imagine anything less professional than dropping the F-word in every second sentence throughout a presentation, while being embarrassingly wrong on the technical content.

Re^4: Stop Using Perl
by ww (Archbishop) on Jan 01, 2015 at 19:53 UTC

    A politican in Massachusetts is said to have commented on his bad press by saying something to the general effect of:

    Say anything you want about me, but spell my name right!

    His point was the same as zwon's: that he welcomed publicity of any sort because name recognition is so important in an election.

    But, at that time, the language used in the public press was rather more discreet genteel ...uh, constrained by contemporary community standards.

    I don't know which way the balance tips for Checkpoint, but the "F-word" and several others would have been way beyond the pale for any of my employers.

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