Does age matter in tech?
Dave Winer ☮

It doesn’t matter how one group or another feels about it. The question comes down to what succeeds. We have anecdotes about kids starting great companies in their dorm or basement. We have statistics about the failure ratio of startups.

The question concerning any worker shouldn’t be their age, race, hair color, whatever — it should be “Do they contribute enough to be worth having them in the job.”

I’ve known people to “age out” because they couldn’t adapt. And I’ve seen geezers like me get excited over new technologies.

But then, to paraphrase Grandpa Simpson, my browser gets 30 rods to the hogshead, and that’s how I like it.

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