relliker writes: So here I am at 39, two contractual possibilities, practically same pay. Caveat? With one I continue being a techie for the foreseeable future, always having to keep myself up-to-date on everything tech and re-inventing myself with every web.x release to stay on top. With the other I'm being offered a chance to get into management, something I also enjoy doing and am seriously considering for the rest of my working life. The issue here is the age of my grey (or gray) matter. Will I still be employable in tech at this age and beyond or should I relinquish the struggle to keep up with progress and take the comfy "old man" management route so that I can stay employable even in my twilight years? What would slashdot veterans do at this age?
"Well, it don't make the sun shine, but at least it don't deepen the shit."
-- Straiter Empy, in _Riddley_Walker_ by Russell Hoban