Besides, he never really was a programmer. If I remember correctly he started his career as a program manager at Microsoft.
He's great as a general technology trends observer and I find his thoughts on business side of software crafting immensely useful, bug a hacker? No.
So am I officially the only person who agrees with Joel on this?
But I definitely stand by my "too old" observation. That's just silly.
Oh, and don't call me dude, shirley.