Perl 6, the Game of Thrones of Programming Languages

I've gotten a bit of grief over the title of a TechBeacon article I recently wrote: Why Perl 6 is the "Game of Thrones" of programming languages. I wrote the article, but the editors chose that title based on a throwaway line a couple of paragraphs in:

Like A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), which was started back in 1991 and is still being, ahem, "developed," good things come to those who--well, you know.

To be completely honest, I could have objected and the editors at TechBeacon would have changed it back. However, I didn't object because I was honestly curious what the reaction would be. The general reaction so far has been "great article, awful title." I've no idea if that clickbait title helped draw enough traffic to offset the bad impression of the title itself.

In other news, I now write semi-regularly for TechBeacon and you can check out the list of articles I've written (I'd write more often but I just don't have the time).

In fact, now that I think about it, the "wrong choice" title might be the only one I wrote.

For the curious, TechBeacon is a Hewlett Packard project to have a dev and tech site with articles written a bit more on the business side of the divide rather than just the technical side. It's a nice initiative and I hope it does well. The IT world needs more efforts in crossing the business/technical divide.

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