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An anonymous reader sends this quote from an opinion piece at Bloomberg: "Many programmers find that their employability starts to decline at about age 35. Employers dismiss them as either lacki...
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Time to start your own business and give everyone else the finger. Can you say contract, baby!! <Fields: Hazah!!>
And I think there was a little issue with something that was called Y2K or something. People were trying to bring COBOL, Mainframe, and other programmers out of retirement because well lo and behold...none of them youngin's could program in that old fangled low level stuff like C. ;-)
<swipe at comment made about C being a low level language. :-P) >
 
"A means to an end" is the argument that often use for software that I work on. By education and experience, I'm a "hardware" person and have very little formal software training. But, to make the things that I work on, I have to do lots of specialized software. Some code goes in the final product, some code supports the final product, some code is just used to work through the engineering process and gets mothballed afterwards. I don't code to make software; I code to make things work, and fortunately the stuff I work on would be difficult to outsource.
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