Scoble points to Cringely via my previous post, which pointed to Cringeley via Guy. So Guy can complete the circle by remarking on Scoble's pointer to me. Tee hee.
Take a look at the comment to Scoble's post for more insight. Frank Ruscica sums it up thusly:
So, while the longer-term benefits of ageism to the bottom line may be a factor, near-term considerations likely dominate senior managements' thinking re: wanting/continuing to cut and outsource jobs ASAP.
In other words, quarterly reports and their impact on stock prices (and options values) are still the biggest factor in C-level execs' decision-making. Save a little, profit a lot.