CowboyRobot writes: "Jonathan Feldman has a commentary at InformationWeek, in which he argues, "There is bona fide ageism and there is failure to learn new skills in a constantly changing field. Let's not confuse the two. We see this in our IT environments all the time. For example, we got rid of expensive circuit-switched phone calling in favor of less expensive IP-based services. If there's a staffing equivalent in your organization, well, that's regrettable, and we hope that your business handles the matter in a way that preserves the employee's dignity and provides some transition time. But fundamentally, you must part ways.""
"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all
other causes combined."
-- Fred Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical Man Month_