> What would you advise newcomers to the field to do? We have > a drastic learning curve to follow if we ever want to keep up > with the people who have years of experience. I would advise that you put too much stock in our vast experience. Other than some fun "war stories" and the odd general "rule of thumb" that gets created from really special projects, I have nothing in my memory that I can actually carry over to projects from about a year and a half ago, maybe less. It's obsolescence at it's worst, really. And my schooling in Multimedia from ... Gah... 6 years ago? Chya. Right. My student loan lasted 4x longer than the relevant knowledge did, that's for sure.