Warchalking

How do you know when you’re within range of an 802.1x network? You can’t look it up online since you’re not online yet, dummy. The latest is warchalking – chalk-tagging the city with somewhat cryptic but easy to understand glyphs for the benefit of geeky passers by.

Nice metaphor: Perl is Internet Yiddish.

Ultimately, Yiddish and Perl share the potentially detractive qualities of complexity and inconsistency, but turn them in their favour due to the huge amount of character they provide. This is because they have History. This has resulted in Culture and Community, and a great degree of affection.

ORA blog: Internet’s founders offer warnings.

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