Mark Fallon wrote:
> No, it is very possible to learn by teaching yourself, I have
> done that as well. I did not stop in college. I read technical
> books and journals, play with new things all the time, but it
> is a tremendous helping hand having someone there to help
> show you the way and also to expose you to other areas, this
> is much harder to do by yourself or just through work.
more specifically you get several someones to point you at new things -
you get multiple perspectives. when you teach yourself you only get
your own perspective guiding you.
the net makes it easier - lots of people publish their opinions online -
so if someone is disciplined they can get just the same range. but it
means if you've self-taught yourself perl you should also look into c,
python, and some others. see what the strengths of each are and see
what the others can teach you about perl.
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