Thursday, June 5, 2008

How do Developers Rank Themselves?

Developers can be in it for different things:
  • Providing Human Value through Information Automation
  • Rent-Seeking (think Database Administrators, there are more than their contribution to human value would suggest)
  • Feeling of Importance (think Xah Lee, their development decisions are based on what they can use to stoke their ego)
This is why you have to be a little skeptical of any ranking of fitness of developers. If it is based on rent-seeking or ego, it may be more about destroying human value, not creating it.

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