In a weekend Op-Ed about ageism in the workplace, The New York Times retells the story of JK Scheinberg — a allegorical Apple architect — being denied a job at a Genius Bar. Scheinberg, an admired architect that helped get Mac OS running on Intel processors, got a little active after backward from the aggregation in 2008.

Foregoing a life of golf and daytime television, at 54 Scheinberg absitively to re-enter the workforce. The Genius Bar — Apple’s retail tech abutment unit — seemed an accessible fit.

Scheinberg put in an appliance and bound found that he was double the age of the rest of the account pool. According to Scheinberg:

“On the way out, all three of the interviewers singled me out and said, ‘We’ll be in touch,’ ” he said. “I never heard back.”

Obviously Apple advisers would have been lucky to have Scheinberg sync iCloud with their MacBook, fix iTunes problems and point them in the right administration when met with that pesky touch disease, but alas, at 54, it seems he was deemed too old.

The botheration outlines a growing concern with ageism in the workplace.  Tech, once advised to be an activity for the young has since grown up — or, at least its advisers have. In days past, that 18-year-old wunderkind developer was put out to affirmation by the time he was 30.

Now, with tech acceptable a bigger part of our daily lives, it seems the industry is disturbing to keep up with an aging workforce.

Worse, we’re now at a point where some of this aging workforce has worked their entire life in tech. This, for them, isn’t a abstruse skill; it’s a lifestyle. While techies of old may once have been passed by as new technologies emerged, those alive in today’s fast-moving altitude accept that it’s adapt or die.

They’re no longer being  now they’re being .