Ubuntu-quality Digest, Vol 67, Issue 34

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Thu May 23 19:01:36 UTC 2013


On 23 May 2013 16:36, Peter Pfeiffer <pfeiffep at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not by a long shot!  I'm 68  - and maybe there are even older folks who
> prefer to stay anonymous ;-)  regarding their age.
>
> IMHO age is not indicative of experience or willingness to achieve.

I hope that age is indicative of experience, otherwise there is not
much point to having lived until a good age.  What the young lack in
experience they can make up for in enthusiasm and, above all, energy.

>
> Before I retired I worked on an internet security team with folks much
> younger than me ( my 2 children were a decade older than the youngest ) We
> ALL benefited from both age and cultural diversity of the team in which we
> all were positive contributors!

As you say, a mix is what is required.

> Let's all encourage ALL our contributors and have fun while both learning
> and teaching!

Definitely.

Colin



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