When working for a military contractor, our client (the Army), would constantly rate every project of theirs as a 10 (on a 1-10 scale). Because we couldn't distinguish which project was more important to them, we had to create a secondary rating scale just for them. We would then ask them if the project was a 10 - A, a 10 - B, or a 10 - C... (rolleyes)
This is right on the money. Looking at his skillset, it seems like an outdated skillset 10 years ago. If he's got to ask if he should learn a new language at this point, he's not the type that actually will with any success (definitely not the type I'd hire).
Ok, cool - that makes the death easier to handle.
I found the interview impossible to read because the interviewee kept using the words "you know" as commas.