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Don’t like my app? Maybe you’re too old.

Every once in a while, at Micor we find an article that's too interesting to pass up.  Here's a few excerpts that may hit home.

"Tech companies compete for territory in an already overcrowded youth market..... , there is a growing trend of workers aging out of the tech industry as early as their mid-40s, reflecting the higher value placed on the perspectives of those who represent the default target demographic."

"When older adults choose not to adopt ..technologies,  assuming their non-use is due to a lack of ability is used as a way of de-legitimizing these objections ….while concealing that the objection likely pertain to other users."

I recommend you read the whole article, “The Harm of Conflating aging with Accessibility”. You can find it at Communications of the ACM.