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Discussion on: Why Older People Struggle In Programming Jobs

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Susan Fowler

You think you're old? Try being 60+ and female. Those two factors alone are guaranteed to whack 50 points off your IQ.

I think what you describe goes back to a conversation I had with a colleague post-conference in Washington, D.C. a few years ago. She informed me that once she hit 50 she discovered she was out of give-a-shit points. Fortunately, the older she gets, the less it bothers her.

I've been toying with the idea of forming a company that caters to us geezers and geezerettes. We view the world differently. We have little patience with BS. We have tons of experience and know what the eff we're doing. Whaddaya say? Who's with me?

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mayowa

I turn 47 in a couple of weeks, and I 100% identify with your friends running out of give-a-shit-points

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Real AI

I'm 30 and I'm already doing that. I opened my company because I had enough with my 20s co-workers ignorance and willing to accept shit for breakfast.
Lets see how well experience/intelligence matches against brute-force/over-nights.

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more-urgent-jest

Sounds fabulous, where do I apply?