Gennady [mailto:gfb / tonesoft.com] wrote:

> How about a middle-aged programmer with loads of experience AND a 
> degree? ;-)

by that time, he may not be or want to be a programmer anymore ;-)
Programming per se is like an artist composing music.. The reward is inside
stuff... (money and scaling corp ladder come secondary)..

Try a hiring question like this: "Do you want to be a programmer forever?".
It's a good filter and they mostly cannot fake it..

> 
> Gennady.
> 

kind regards -botp