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Comment: Re: The 30 and 40-somethings wrote the code... (Score 1) 541

by pscottdv (#49621121) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

Your "hard tech" company making useful things has customers. A portion of those customers are unhappy. A portion of those aren't telling you directly but are tweeting about it. Finding out what they are unhappy about is useful and Twitter helps with that.

That's all I was saying.

Comment: Re: And it's not even an election year (Score 2) 407

The difference is not in the attitudes of the people that come here. The difference is in us. We used to let people stay and now we send them home after they get their education or their contract runs out. It's the dumbest possible move on our part. Once we have invested in educating or training someone productive we should encourage that person to stay, not send him or her home.

If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders. -- Hal Abelson