I’m sticking with fad. We don’t need a bunch of crappy new nomenclature to focus on meeting requirements.

By 1999 the greatness at MS had completely disappeared. I saw the last year of it in 1990. It started with doubling up in offices. By mid 1990 I was sharing with the worst programmer in the world; he didn’t understand functions so he wrote macros; everything he wrote therefore had a single function: main().

And he passed his code reviews.

He also babbled on the phone at auctioneer speed and jet engine loudness in Hindi all day.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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