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Re: Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??

by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on Dec 18, 2012 at 14:13 UTC ( #1009371=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??

      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
  • Tomcat
  • Puppet
  • Nagios
  • Arduino
  • 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


Comment on Re: Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??
Re^2: Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??
by chexmix (Hermit) on Dec 28, 2012 at 17:47 UTC
    Doubleplusgood!

    I'm 51. I started taking math classes three years ago to right the enormous life-wrong I committed as a teen when I allowed myself to be lured away from science by the theatre. It's been really hard going, but I love it.

    And since my childhood dream was to be an astronomer, I've been taking astronomy courses, too.

    Although certain of my friends would snort to hear me say so: never give up!

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