Perl is Dead (to bing.com)
I've been a google user ever since giving up AltaVista back in the day. I've heard good things about bing, laughed at their funny TV advertisements, and have deep-down (in a weird sort of way) wanted a search product from M$ to be a success.
I decided a few days ago that I'd give bing.com a try for a complete month - to see if it could win my heart. After 2 days I must say that I'll be going back to google.
I was reminded of the "Perl is Alive" meme last night after watching this video. I decided to search for Perl is Alive on my now default search engine to see how wide-spread this effort/search term had become.
I was disappointed with what I found...
... a complete page of results to Pearl Jam's lyrics to their song "Alive".
It took quite some time for me to realize that bing decided that I had misspelled Pearl - omitting any and all results for "Perl".
The flip side is that bing has no issue with the term "Perl is dead" (although they still manage to squeeze in Pearl Jam lyrics for "dead man walking" for that result too).
So, it's unfortunate for the bing.com user that wants to search on "Perl is alive", they may look at their search results and conclude that we're indeed dead. For lovers of the 90's-grunge band, Pearl Jam, might I recommend your next favorite search engine.