The painful truth about age discrimination in tech

There are bold programmers, but no old programmers -- the reasons for this reality aren't simple age discrimination

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The tech industry is like sports or pop music: a young person's game
So is there an age discrimination problem in IT? Perhaps -- in the same way there's an age discrimination problem in professional sports, journalism, and the arts. At some point in those career arcs, the assets that made workers such hot properties -- youth, the ability to devote lots of time to their vocation, comparative inexperience -- diminish. And the marginal utility of what's left -- experience -- is not as strongly valued.

In other words, all you IT veterans are still big. It's the jobs that got small.

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