Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

so I think we've found the reason so many software projects fail

...every computer programmer is either insane or uneducated...


this will make interviewing for my next employee a breeze :) one question.

"are you insane?"

answer==no ? "ah! so when did you drop out of school?.":"great! what was your grade avg?"
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 23rd, 2006
You are uneducated ...

So you can't be right!
Permalink Rick Tang 
January 23rd, 2006
I am insane so I can't be right either.
Permalink Rick Tang 
January 23rd, 2006
I... can't think of any counterexamples.
Permalink Art Wilkins 
January 23rd, 2006
What makes you think the causal relationship doesn't run the other way?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 23rd, 2006
Computer programmers are insane or uneducated because so many software projects fail?
Permalink Practical Geezer 
January 23rd, 2006
Minus the "or uneducated" part, yeah.

"So many software projects fail because programmers are insane."

"Programmers are insane because so many software projects fail."

Chicken. Egg.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 23rd, 2006
Egg, as any fule know.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 23rd, 2006
All of you are wrong. See beyond yourselves.
Or rather see this - http://www.romlist.com/jokes/boss.jpg

That is the reason for projects to fail.
Permalink Vineet Reynolds 
January 23rd, 2006
I am not insane, the rest of you are.
Permalink What is .NET? 
January 23rd, 2006

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