From the looks of the poll on ages, I'm in the minority as an old timer. Did my first theatre work in 1974, and have been going ever since...mostly community and some non Equity professional work. Recently got a job with the public schools as the Theatre Manager/Technician and tend to two theatres. I really enjoy teaching the students some of the old ways of doing things, and am always excited to learn about the newest of technology that is coming into the theatre. The light board I learned on was an upright piano box type with rheostat dimmers and took two people to run...a far cry from today's computer boards. I work with a summer stock group in a 126 year old opera house that's in the process of being restored. It still has the old hemp fly system in it, so it's a real treat to see an old house in operation. I ran across this site by accident while doing a search on lighting instrument specs. Looks like an interesting site and I'm looking forward to browsing it frequently, and hopefully learning more from everyone as well as passing on any knowledge I may have.