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Old people (older than 40, say) are way under-represented in tech. Can anyone argue with this point? We need culture change, and maybe even affirmative action to force the industry to open up to oldsters. (yes, I'm in the 40+ demographic) In fact, we probably need a whole army of old journalists and bloggers to celebrate the achievements of their beloved demographic, and to get indignant about the injustices when they occur.

And come to think of it, I haven't seen many black or hispanic coders lately. They probably need to impose their demands on the industry as well.

Just kidding. I'm against quotas for oldsters like me, or any other supposedly marginalized demographic. I look for people who simply excel at writing code and building products, which anyone can do if they devote themselves to the craft.




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