The article skips around a little bit, but there is plenty of interesting stuff in there so keep reading. Basically the article talks about the question "Is there so much variation between programmers that this even matters?".
"Is software really about artistic high notes? "Maybe some stuff is," you say, "but I work on accounts receivable user interfaces for the medical waste industry." Fair enough. This is a conversation about software companies, shrinkwrap software, where the company's success or failure is directly a result of the quality of their code. And we've seen plenty of examples of great software, the really high notes, in the past few years: stuff that mediocre software developers just could not have developed." Hitting the High Notes
(Submitted by Noel Mon Aug 8, 2005 )
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