I don't think I've ever worked with the same head-hunter twice. There's been good and bad.
The ones I refuse to work with any longer are the ones who weren't paying me on time.
The ones who assist me with landing a contract for the rate I require are the ones I continue to keep in touch with.
The one who gets me my next contract at the rate I require is the next one I will be working with. I probably haven't met that person yet. Maybe I have. It's not much of a concern to me who the middle-man to my paycheck is as long as I get my rate and paid as agreed.
What's this, "Let's compare 80 years to 40 years and say less has been accomplished in the 40."?
Secondly, way to pick an unarbitrary starting point for the 80 years at approximately the beginning of a major technological revolution and then use the current comparison time frame at a non-precursor to a major technological revolution, but rather a maturation period in the previous technology. Ever heard of incubation period?
If you want to be unbiased please compare 1860-1909 to 1960-2009. Or better yet, 1880-1960 to 1980-2060. You're going to have to wait another 50 years, but I am very eager to see your comparisons of those two timeframes with regards to rate of technological progress.
Cool. So what's that? About 60-65 years away? Sounds about right. I might make it.
"Excuse me. How do I get back into space?"
"Yo fuck yo mamma!"
"Thank you. Thank you very much."
- Clark Griswold, trying to get to Martian Walley World
A co-worker friend of mine has been trying to get me to go to one of the regionals for a while now.
I want to go to the big one in Nevada one day. I know it's not going to be "as good as it used to be". I've been to Grateful Dead shows in the mid 90s that weren't as good as they used to be back in the day. Lived in Boulder in the mid-late '90s. Lived in Austin in the Late, Late 90s. Yeah, I missed them all when they were awesome. I'll tell you what. My life is very much richer for at least getting to experience what they were when I was there and I could easily imagine what they used to be from it.
It's waaaay better than nothing and short of time travel that's your only other option, nothing.
Also, how 'bout a new BattleToads?