As I go about learning to develop with ASP.NET I can't help thinking what I think about every time I start learning a new programming language or skill -- does my head have the space for all the new information?!
While I'm sure the amount of knowledge currently stored in my head doesn't even come close to pushing the limits of the human brain I do sometimes feel a bit over-whelmed when I consider how much knowledge I need to retain in order to do my daily job.
It all makes me think of the age-old saying:
Does adding yet another skill to my tool belt mean I'll be just a little less able at one of those I already use?
Or, just as worrying, does learning something new mean something else is forgotten. Gotten rid of to make space. I remember reading that Einstein used to try and forget the phone numbers of people he no longer called, so that space was freed-up for something else.
Perhaps we each have our own amount of RAM that can be used. Perhaps this decreases with age. Perhaps I should consider stopping trying to learn more than I really need to and concentrate on getting better at the ones I do know.
Anybody ever think like this or, as I expect, am I just weird?