i wish people would stop trying to call everyone profession "engineer". Software Engineers should be called software developers, and this confusion wouldn't exist. But anyways..... All over the web, there are articles and studies (even a professor from UCD did a study and warned people against agism in IT), that tell about the intense ageism in IT. Most of these articles use the term "software engineer" so I want to know if other Engineers (such as mechanical, civil, environmental, chemical) get discriminated for their age like the software "engineers" do? Do the engineers outside of software suffer from having "temporary knowledge capital", like the software "engineers" do? Of course, every profession is at least somewhat discriminated by age, but do Engineers outside of the software industry get discriminated because of the changes in technology and because old age reflects inability to learn new technologies to employers? Like software "Engineering", engineers also have to work with technologies that are constantly evolving.