Saturday, December 20, 2003

Happy Birthday Perl - 16 years old

Perl is now old enough to have a drivers license. On that note , here's a thread snippet from Slashdot

Perl Drivers License (Score:5, Funny)
by SeanTobin (138474) *

I could just imagine the kind of drivers license issued to Perl. First off, it would have a magnetic stripe, barcode, brail, and RFID encoded driver's license number on the back. The photo would be in the visual, infra-red, and ultraviolet spectrums. The license itself would be an actual 4d hypercube turning into your social security card, credit cards, gas cards, library cards, and translations of all the above into every language depending on the licenses orientation in space-time. In the event of emergency, the license would also be a flotation device and in the rare case of ending up on a desert island can be turned into a Swiss army knife and satellite GSM phone with GPS capabilities. Biometric identification built into the license allows it to change into the proper license for whoever is holding it. The license would be powered by a kinetic energy system similar to no-wind watches. It would also have a backup fusion generator, solar cells, hydrogen fuel cells, lithium ion battery banks, and be expandable for anti-mater generators once they become available.

Then you would lose it and it would be eaten by a snake.

Re:Perl Drivers License (Score:5, Funny)
by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 20, @12:27AM
no, no, by a python