Re: [rumori] the simple and post-modern

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Sat Jun 09 2001 - 08:36:59 PDT

Sat, 9 Jun 2001 found Colin Hinz writing:

>Better yet, read the on-line paper written by Larry Wall, instigator
>of the perl computer language. I believe the title is something like
>"Perl as a Postmodern Computer Language." It's a marvelously lucid

I agree, it's a great essay; actually a talk he gave at a
Linux conference last year, I believe. As a perl programmer
I loved it, and I totally agree, it's just about the
clearest explanation of postmodernism around. but i wasn't
sure how much non-perl types much less non-programmers would
get from it. I admit i was also afraid of being slapped by
some of the more well-read and "authentically academic" on
this list for referencing such a gauche piece. ;-)

speaking of referencing the postmodern, there's a really
amusing story in this week's San Francisco Weekly by Matt
Smith (the area's most ferocious and anti-neoliberal
bullshit-detector journalist, imho); basically it's about
how the Village Voice recently reported that the city of San
Francisco has become "post-modern" because the Board of
Supervisors passed a resolution that would include in city
employee insurance plans the funding of sex-change
operations for transsexual employees. Smith takes this
news of his city being post-modern and sarcastically uses it
to grill some Supervisors about their stupid housing policy
antics. it's pretty entertaining:


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