July 25th, 2004

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Historical People

Just read that Brian Reid (bio) of alt.* and usenet-maps and Scribe, back-in-the-day, just got fired by Google (he was director of operations) and is now bringing an age discrimination suit.

When I read this, I was mostly surprised (and did some web searching to confirm) that it was the *same* Brian Reid, but the world really is that small. And google is "young", quoting the forbes article::


Just 2 percent of Google's roughly 1,900 employees are over 40 years old, according to the suit. The average age of Google's male workers was 29.7 years old and the average age of women was 28.4 years old when Reid left.