In response to my previous post about Google's interview process, one Dr. Gene A. Nelson left a comment starting with:
As an experienced American citizen programmer with a Ph.D., I hope that you recognize that the real purpose of these "tests" is to discriminate on the basis of age and national origin - specifically to discriminate against older American citizens in favor of "fresh (inexpensive) young blood" from places like India and Communist China. Why?? So that the corporate owners reap higher profit margins.
That's an interesting claim, but I tend to be slow to buy in to conspiracy theories. Further thoughts?