Here's an interesting article that I found this morning. I think the idea of continous learning is a great idea (and not only because I practice it), but the things that you learn outside of what you do for work can make your work better. Learning Lisp has opened my eyes up a lot. It makes me ask a lot of DIFFERENT questions than I would have before. It also has given me more ammunition to think differently about problems. Both of these outcomes, I think are a good thing. It's not just a matter of learning technology, but a matter of learning challenging technology.