Interesting article from Stevey's "Drunken Blog Rants™", about dying and dead languages - from Fortran, Algol, Lisp, C++ to Perl. Posted in 2004, the rants against Perl are very strong. Stevey describes how totally crazy its founder - Lary Wall - was, turning Perl into a cult, and how and why Ruby and Python are superior.
It goes as far as "If I hire you and you write one line of code in Perl, I will fire you immediately" (admittedly, he had drunk a bit of wine when he wrote that article).
An Amazon hiring recruiter posted a comment, saying that he gets every new recruit to read Stevey's article.
In any case, even in 2013 I still write code in Perl, in particular to produce our Data Science Central weekly digests. But it's true that these are small pieces of code, written by just one guy, and string processing intensive.
Read Stevey's rant about Ancient Languages. What other languages do you think will die soon, and rest in the museum of programming languages?