on the types of programmers:
- Clueless — in way to deep over their heads, don’t understand the subject, and it shows.
- Hacker — I’m going to fix this problem any way I can and by any means necessary and am going to be obsessively focused. Can cause a coronary if allowed to work with Windoze for more than a year (unless they figure out that the solution requires a fork-lift).
- Guru — Everybody turns to them for an answer; in reality, they just know how to use the man pages.
- Primadonna — works well in teams of 1 or fewer. Must understand everything in minute detail before any work can be started. Has written the ultimate “hello whirrled” program.