Where does he say he wont hire someone with varied experience that included .net ??
Did we read the same article ?? All he does is say that .net experience causes him to ask "WHY" ..
A quick quote from the article
Now let me clarify — .NET is a dandy language. It’s modern, it’s fancy, it’s got all the bells and whistles. And if you’re doing Windows Mobile 7 apps (which the stats suggest you aren’t), it’s your only choice. But choosing .NET is a choice, and whenever anybody does it, I can’t help but ask “why?”
And right at the end .. as a summary
So what’s the moral of this whole story? Two things:
If you ever want to work in a startup, avoid .NET. It does you no favors.
If you are a startup looking to hire really excellent people, take notice of .NET on a resume, and ask why it’s there.
That is all .. he is saying to ask the question. It is the answers to that question that he is concerned with.
If you answer "Cause .net is da shit .. it does everything for me" .. you dont get hired ..
If you answer "Cause the problem we needed to solve was best handled by .net" then you may get hired.