the anxieties of ageing digital elites 

From Gates, by Stephen Manes and Paul Andrews, loc 10326:

Aging brought another challenge—what one female friend called the “fear of not having any more brilliant ideas. The idea that after thirty, you’re kind of over the hill, that you’re not being clever anymore.” Steve Jobs, she believed, had a similar fear, one he and others confronted by starting second companies just to prove that their initial successes had not been mere flukes—which in some ways, of course, they had been.

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