We have the opposite problem. I think 40 is the youngest programmer on our staff of about 10 people who are programming. I have jokingly told lots of people that my skills are so out of date that they are back in demand. I think it is similar with COBOL programmers. My skills aren't really out of date, they just aren't the "sexy" jobs in languages most people think of. I like my job and the people I work with and we get a lot of work done that drives a thriving business.
Not that we take any old "old" person. We just had a 60 year old on a 60 day "try and buy" and he couldn't stay awake - blamed it on medication. He did a lousy job also so didn't even last the full 60 days. We find it hard to find anyone qualified and the ones we do try aren't young. None the less, it is a great platform.
Yes, I love technology
But not as much as you, you see
But I still love technology
Always and forever
I worked at a place used a vendors software that also had a server based version. They wanted us to switch but the owner said "Our current servers crash often, but our iSeries has been up since 1993 and has not gone down except when the power was cut and we found out our UPS batteries were dead." At the time, that was 13 years of steady processing.
I like using a low credit limit card for most transactions just for the very reason that I lack trust in the system.
There is still a large community using it and supporting it.
I use my Blu-ray burner all the time. Verbatim 25 GBs for about 30 cents each.
Where do you get such a deal?
"You're a creature of the night, Michael. Wait'll Mom hears about this." -- from the movie "The Lost Boys"