Hall was unemployed "just like every other blogger" and was between ad agency jobs. "I followed the old adage," he says, "write about what you know."
"I'm 43. I always wondered what I would do when I turned 40. Advertising is very ageistic. There are not many people with gray hair in ad agencies. I never really had a conscious though that I better start a business. I just fell into this. And I love it."
In a country that is becoming grayer this has got to stop. Ageism is holding the whole country back by denying older people the opportunity to contribute to society.
It has long been my opinion that many of the quality and security problems in software and technology come from the pernicious practice of age discrimination. Institutional knowledge and experience with dealing with customers is at least as valuable as mastering the latest technology. It is only by living through an installation and implementation that you begin to understand the gulf between theory and practice. To discard workers with this knowledge is a grave error.