State of the Onion 2006
Larry Wall, the creator of Perl, delivers a vast collection of wacky metaphors relating to the state of Perl, Perl 6 and the Perl community. While, as Wall puts it, in this annual speech he rambles about things marginally related to all things Perl
However, when all the literary mesh is pulled away, Wall discusses the state of Perl today, the progress made on the way to Perl 6, and how the community is anticipating the future needs of the language.
Larry Wall - State of the Onion at Open Source Conversations.