Being a millennial married to a baby boomer, I think people underestimate how prevalent ageism is, from both sides of the spectrum. It's no less wrong than other forms of discrimination over something about you that can't be changed. Yet this is common in tech!
If you think someone's stance is wrong, then show them why with logic. "You wouldn't think that if you were older" is not an appropriate thing to say. If you can't find a better reason than that, then perhaps you're the one in the wrong.
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