Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Programmers are like bees...

One of the best and shortest articles (like 3 paragraphs) I've read on coding, development, programming, management and business in a really long time was sent to me today by Sean Christmann. Not surprisingly, it was written by Orson Scott Card of Ender's Game fame. Here's a snippet:

"Here's the secret that every successful software company is based on: You can domesticate programmers the way beekeepers tame bees. You can't exactly communicate with them, but you can get them to swarm in one place and when they're not looking, you can carry off the honey."

Scott forgot to mention that also like bees, most worker programmers are sterile.

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