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   Re: [xml-dev] Why are XML crowds older?

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yeah, i know. and at 50+ we aren't supposed to be capable of working at 
the cutting edge. someone should point all this out to the hr companies 
that don't like older people :)


Don Demsak wrote:

>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)
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