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Discussion on: Where are the old developers?

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Janne "Lietu" Enberg

I have no idea what you're on about.

  1. "many" != "all"

  2. I've said exactly nothing that's targeted as a negative comment about older programmers - it's a generic comment about many IT workers, which I expect includes the people who started earlier, i.e. are now older

  3. It's simply a fact that quite a lot of people working in IT are not passionate about it. Nothing wrong with it, simply explains why some of these people don't become "old programmers". Most professions that are as easy to pick up as programming is (quite easy), have lots of people working on it who are not very passionate about it. IT as an industry also uncommonly has the ability to hire pretty much everyone with even the tiniest bit of skill to work in it.

Add to this the fact that a lot of them end up accepting promotions that take them away from programming to drawing powerpoints or managing technical teams or whatever, and that the whole IT industry has been massively booming for ages, so the younger generations are naturally more highly represented in the IT workforce.

If you've got a specific claim you'd like to refute, feel free to point it out.

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Valentin Backofen

So Sorry! I must have misread! Must be my ol' eyes not keeping up...

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Janne "Lietu" Enberg

Sounds like you're trying to make some remark with this, but I fail to see the point.

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Valentin Backofen

Only one: I read you wrong, and I'm sorry :)

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Janne "Lietu" Enberg

Oh, sorry. I'm tired and probably on a bad mood and just assuming malice in tone where there is none :)