Cultural decline

November 16, 2009

Last Wednesday I was giving a presentation at work. At one point I was trying to contrast the flexibility of XML with older ways of storing data, and I compared the older ways to the bed of Procrustes. I got a lot of blank looks. In the end, I had to tell them the story.


3 Responses to “Cultural decline”

  1. mom Says:

    Apparently, no one at work reads Percy Jackson to their kids either, or they might have an idea…

  2. curtispew Says:

    They’re mostly 20-somethings; I don’t think they have kids.

  3. Rachelle Says:

    I have no culture including pop culture.

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