Why is a camel associated with Perl? Is it just that O'Reilly happened to choose a camel for the cover of "Programming Perl"? And why one hump and not two? I also noticed CPAN Acme::Pony and Acme::Buffy. Why Pony? (as opposed to some other animal) Why Buffy? (as opposed to some other TV sitcom) And what does it mean: Buffy riding a Pony? Andrew.