A lovely juxtaposition of two articles at TechCrunch this weekend: One expressed concern about discrimination against older workers in the computer industry; the other said that if women weren't successful in the tech industry, it wasn't men's fault. (H/T to @jmhodges, whose Twitter posting provided inspiration for the title.) The [URL="http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/28/silicon-valley%E2%80%99s-dark-secret-it%E2%80%99s-all-about-age/"]age [/URL]piece, by Vivek Wadhwa, criticized the computer industry for discrimination against older workers, and offered older workers advice. "My advice to managers is to consider the value of the experience that the techies bring," Wadhwa wrote. "With age frequently come wisdom and abilities to follow direction, mentor, and lead. …

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On Wednesday, Apple [URL="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/apple-invites-media-to-september-1-event/"]confirmed[/URL] that it was issuing a special, although mysterious, invitation only event to give a few lucky members of the media a sneak peek at some of the latest Apple releases. The event is scheduled for next Wednesday, September 1st (10 am. PT) and is to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. [ATTACH=right]16911[/ATTACH]The [URL="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/08/25/apple_sends_out_invitations_for_sept_1_special_event.html"]invitations[/URL] included little more than a picture of a guitar featuring the iconic Apple symbol with the location and date information. With such a cryptic event, speculation is, of course running wild, as to what exactly Apple …

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A lot of rumors began circulating about the possibility of a new Kindle on the horizon after the popular Kindle DX seemed to suddenly be sold out on Amazon's web site some time ago leading to the speculation that Amazon had a new version in the works. Wednesday those suspicions were confirmed as [URL="http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Reading-Display-Graphite-Globally/dp/B002FQJT3Q/ref=sr_tr_1?ie=UTF8&s=aps&qid=1280376470&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com officially unveiled the all new Kindle[/URL] which has Amazon executives seeing a positive future for the Kindle brand. [ATTACH=right]16228[/ATTACH][URL="http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/07/thinner-lighter-kindle-comes-with-wi-fi-starts-at-us139/"]Reviews[/URL] have been mixed on the Kindle in the past due to slow page turning and a slow, clumsy browsing experience so one of the things that will …

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The End.