On Our Cover: The Brutal Ageism of Tech

March 21, 2014

photo credit: Fredrik Brodén

In our new cover story, senior editor Noam Scheiber reports from "one of the most ageist places in America"—Silicon Valley, where "it’s better to be perceived as naïve and immature than to have voted in the 1980s." Over the past eight months, Scheiber talked to engineers, entrepreneurs, moneymen, and cosmetic surgeons about the tech world's youth fetish, and what it means for the highly-trained, objectively talented older workers shunted to the margins, and for American innovation. The story goes online Sunday night. 

 
 

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