Is there some age limit for normal guys who wanna learn Perl?
I used to have to deal with a development group manager who firmly believed that "you should stop trying to learn anything new at age 40."
I had two words to answer him with: "Bovine Scatology!."
I've never stopped learning. It may be harder to do at times and I'm in my mid fifties. Since I turned forty the stuff I've learned to do from a standing start include (but are not limited to)
- How to make Belgian (style) Ales.
- JSP, Java Server Faces (JSF), Hibernate Programming
- Italian Cooking
- How to smoke meats (finding the right end to light helps)
- Sausage making
- How to train dogs
- How to rehabilitate aggressive dogs
- Dog Agility handling
- Rally handling
and if I looked at some of my past journals I could probably come up with more stuff.
Point is the time to stop learning stuff is when you get that underground and really small apartment with no exits.
I don't plan on moving into that apartment yet, so I don't plan on stopping learning. Even stuff that I've already learned there is still a learning process as you hone your knowledge to a finer point and you get better at it.
As for forgetting syntax... memory is the second thing that fails as you get older...
Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
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