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Permalink Send private email Dennis Forbes 
August 9th, 2006 1:43pm
Joel's latest shill?

Give us a reason to click on link besides your eminence. :) Thanks.
Permalink just me 
August 9th, 2006 1:49pm
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Permalink Send private email muppet 
August 9th, 2006 1:51pm
He lost his touch.
Neeeeeeext.
Permalink Send private email Masiosare 
August 9th, 2006 1:51pm
Hrmm...sorry about that. Somehow it got chopped.

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/08/09.html

just me -- it isn't my eminence, it's Joel. He's sounding more and more like an entitled-feeling rich guy.
Permalink Send private email Dennis Forbes 
August 9th, 2006 1:52pm
And I happen to agree. I was arguing exactly this point about four months ago to my colleague, who thought that using some kind of performance metric (number of bugs fixed, whatever) is required.
Permalink Colm 
August 9th, 2006 1:53pm
He's extremely efficient he produces or rather re-produces more whilst on vacation than he does whilst at work.

I don't know why he thinks there's only three Management methods, he seems to be missing out herding cats.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
August 9th, 2006 1:54pm
so I should read this article to read some rich-guy entitlement stuff?

Ok, that is a reason (not sarcastic - this is fun).
Permalink just me 
August 9th, 2006 1:54pm
Bah! Herding cats. I Shepherd electrons!
Permalink Send private email के. जे. 
August 9th, 2006 1:56pm
Not only thinks there are only 3 methods, but he dismisses the first 2 for the "last one and only".

And yeah, I think he got a Ph.D. or something
Permalink Send private email Masiosare 
August 9th, 2006 1:56pm
I think we covered this ground. The whole 'abdication of management' is a retread of the employer/employee line of control business.

I think he reads CoT. He may, in fact, be me.

"they [the management] force everybody in the system to come up with their own way of doing it."

Funny. Good managers *want* their employees to have this level of control. Because they don't think they are God's gift to humanity, I think. Joel is different though.
Permalink Send private email kinda obvious 
August 9th, 2006 2:07pm
"I think he reads CoT. He may, in fact, be me."
and
"... gift to humanity, I think. Joel is different though."

Inconsitency in written communication seems to be a common trait among software developers.
Permalink Send private email के. जे. 
August 9th, 2006 2:14pm
http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?joel.3.374227.0

Has my post been deleted?
Permalink Rick Tsang 
August 9th, 2006 5:01pm
Yes. No.

Pick one.
Permalink Send private email Masiosare 
August 9th, 2006 5:05pm
What do I get for picking?
Permalink Rick Tsang 
August 9th, 2006 5:10pm
a picnic.
Permalink  
August 9th, 2006 5:11pm
He lost me at intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation. He would have lost me at the joke, but I figured "Why not, I'll at least she what the guy has to say."
Permalink [x] 
August 9th, 2006 5:19pm
(Anyone care to sum up, or is that everything?)
Permalink [x] 
August 9th, 2006 5:19pm
Joel is better able to translate his employees' extrinsic needs (money) into intrinsic ones (passion, time, etc) than they are.

Therefore instead of giving them a bigger paycheck, he'll just give them passion, etc.
Permalink Send private email kinda obvious 
August 9th, 2006 5:25pm

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