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  • Anyone who writes enough will eventually say something stupid. The trick isn't to beleive the linux-kiddie hype about normal people who somehow made a name for themselves.

    I know Joel's bias when it comes to choosing technology, but ignoring that stuff, I think he has a better signal-to-noise ratio than most people. Although stated poorly in this essay, his central message is that people matter more than the choice of technology.

    I was more concerned about his essay talking about anonymous functions [] as if it was an obscure language feature. He goes on to talk about map and reduce. He asked "Can your language do this?" Well, sure, because I use Perl.

    He talks a good game, apparently, when it comes to technology, but it's not-so-obvious to most people he has limited experience (just like the rest of us). His stuff on project management is much better, in my opinion.
    • His stuff on project management is much better, in my opinion.

      Yeah, I am inching towards that conclusion about him as well.