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There's a prevailing ethos among IT hirers that younger is better when it comes to programmers, but a study by academics in North Carolina suggests that employers might be missing a trick by not hiring the grizzled veterans of the coding world. Research into how our brains evolve over time suggests our intelligence functions …


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> who are coincidentally cheaper and more likely to work long hours on an inspiring project

Wow, it's been a while since I've seen one of those! There are aspects that I'll find interesting and I'll turn to my advantage in order to expand a skill, but there's a great deal more of just banging it out, so to speak.

Oh wait, have I just outed myself as a cynical senior programmer?



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