No, if you know COBOL, you're obviously old, can't program in 'modern'
languages, and will just take up space until you either retire or die in
the saddle.

--Paul E Musselman

>At 11:56 PM -0500 11/7/99, wrote:
>>I'm an old guy.  I didn't respond before because... well.. why bother? The
>>discrimination is there and isn't going to go away.
>    Last week's PC Week had an entire section on ageism in the
>industry, including one example that REALLY burned me.  It seems that
>some companies are using automated resume scanning software to
>EXCLUDE anyone who has the word "COBOL" on their resume!  I'll spare
>you all most of the rant, but I was just incredulous at this one.  I
>guess if you've ever used COBOL, your brain is full and you can't
>learn anything else...
>    Regards,
>    - Lou Forlini
>      Software Engineer
>      System Support Products, Inc.

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