My last post was about Perl and my experiences working with it and its fans. I'm not a huge fan of the language - I'm planning another post that details what I like and don't like about it. I think it has few characteristics that are fundamentally flawed, for example.
However, I'm pretty sure I saw Larry Wall in the Detroit airport a few weekends ago when I was flying to Seattle for a friend's wedding. The excitement that I heard in my own voice when I pointed him out to my wife Jenn made me realize that I think Perl's good points have been a positive influence on programming culture.
So thanks, Larry.