CWmike wrote Is high tech really hard on older workers, or are they just not do their part in an industry that never stops through innovative Age:? Some see it dirty little secret, or even great open secrets older workers. been hit harder by the recession. [through age is] something that [the employer] is talking about. But it is a reality in the technology if you are aged 45 and still writing C code or Cobol code and making $ 150 000 per year, the likelihood is that you will not be employed very long, said Vivek Wadhwa , which currently holds academic positions at several universities, including UC Berkeley, Duke and Harvard observation. Wadhwa said that the age bias is a simple label for a complicated set of factors that influence the employment prospects for senior high-tech employees.