I had the pleasure this afternoon of being interviewed by a local, online publication about our new Perl Mongers group (http://niceville.pm.org). Among other things, the interviewer asked me to name a Perl-powered product that would be known by many lay persons. I have found one list
but I'm afraid most non-programmers I know would not recognize most, if not all, of those. Realizing that the interviewer's audience are local non-techies, how would you respond?
My off-the-cuff response was big, open-source projects like Linux, Git, and Subversion use Perl behind the scenes, but she has given me a chance to come up with something perhaps more well-known to the average iPad user. So any better suggestions are welcome and will help in a small way to spread the word about Perl.
Thanks for any input.
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