Wednesday, May 21, 2008
php|tek in the Windy City
I'm sitting in the keynote for php|tek, Chicago. I just realized that these developers are not necessarily here tring to keep php vital because they believe it's the best language out there, or because it's the best way to do things, although they may very well believe those things. They are here trying to keep php vital because if php becomes obsolete (and if I understand correctly, eventually it will), so will they. These conferences are life and livelihood for them. That puts a new spin on things for me.
"Home is ever so far away in the palm of your hand, and how to get there it is of no use to tell you. But you will get there; you must get there; you have to get there. Everybody who is not at home, has to go home."