Phillip J. Eby, I have a lot of respect for a lot of the things you right, including most of your recent posts. Dimwits refuse to learn, assholes yell at you for suggesting it, and good developers can acknowledge and embrace their faults and ignorance. No matter how much I learn I never want to think I have nothing left worth learning.
There are a lot of technologies and solutions I do not use. I'm sure all of them have their good points and their bad points, Zope included. However, I probably won't ever get to know much or anything about them. The time to familiarize myself in any valuable degree with Zope, Django, Turbogears, and mod_python is simply more than I have after using the solutions I actually apply to real usage.
Besides the things I can't find time to learn, even if I know they probably have really interesting aspects, there are definitely things I just won't learn or won't learn any more of. PHP is a good example, and many people know just how I feel about that. Yes, I might fit some of the descriptions PJE defined for people he would not hire. Asked about my worst experiences, I would likely bring up PHP and I don't believe I could have anything good to say about it. Is that ignorant of me, or is it just that bad? Maybe I just saw the limitations and before I learned real merits of the system, I moved on. Regardless, I've not locked myself into having no good answer for the interview question!
Never stop learning is a great rule to live by, but it doesn't mean you can't stop learning about particular things you deem invaluable to your precious time.
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