Re: Why are XML crowds older?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Demsak" <donxml@g...> To: <xml-dev@l...> Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 10:10 AM Subject: Re: Why are XML crowds older? > Age is a relative thing. Older typically means older than you (and > the same thing with younger). > > Now, do I see kids right out of college going to XML events, no, but I > also don't see many of them at the other events either (unless it is > free and they are unemployed and trying to get leads on a job). > > I also don't see a lot of the 20 something crowd working as IT > consultants, and probably for the same reason why they aren't at > events, it takes a seasoned veteran to learn to take advantage of > opportunities (sort of what Len said). > > At 37, I probably fall into the middle, not the 40+ crowd (at least > not for 3 more years) and not the 20-30 crowd (see I just did it, I > made the term "older" to mean people older than me. LOL) > I am 20, if that is at all relevant. I will be 21 in slightly over 1 month. I remember when I first encountered the relational model, I was quite motivated by it for a while. eventually I realized that the relational model had limitations, and is not very general. I seems quite good for a few tasks, but doesn't seem to have much general scope. xml I guess has a much larger general scope. but then again, xml is syntax... or such.
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