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Re: Average Age of the Perl Monk - Poll?

by SciDude (Friar)
on Apr 21, 2005 at 14:16 UTC ( #450004=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Average Age of the Perl Monk - Poll?

As always, "general" statements are usually wrong.

In my experience with open source projects I am sometimes surprised that the guru I have been working with is only 17 years old.

This comment about age could also be swapped with "nationality" or "race" or many other generalizations.

Seeking a correlation between such items often results in a positive finding; simply because you are seeking the correlation and not otherwise.


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Comment on Re: Average Age of the Perl Monk - Poll?
Re^2: Average Age of the Perl Monk - Poll?
by ww (Bishop) on Apr 21, 2005 at 14:46 UTC
    As a tangent to "...I am sometimes surprised that the guru I have been working with is only 17 years old."

    I am frequently astonished that the 17 year-old (or more ...or less) guru deigns to help me; nay, even consents to discussion, as my antiquity (64) and sparse knowledge are so often read as "next to dead(brained)."

    Thanks, Monks. you teach well and generously.
Re^2: Average Age of the Perl Monk - Poll?
by menolly (Hermit) on Apr 21, 2005 at 17:26 UTC

    And it works the other way, too -- there is an individual on the local PM mailing list who asks the sort of questions I'd expect from a 15 year old -- and, more importantly responds to offered help like a teenager -- and not the mature sort.

    Imagine my surprise when I saw him at a meeting and discovered that he's actually well over 50, if not 60.

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