You keep talking about "teams." Teams are for football.

I've worked solo since the beginning, and while of course I've been in GROUPS the divisions were always very high, like I do the servers and DB, another guy does the browser, and we have a graphics guy as needed.

I remember a few jobs where people worked on the same files. It was pure hell, for everyone.

And you've gone back to that?

Closest I've come to what you descrivbe in the last quarter century was design discussions which were collaborative and stimulating, but we didn't drink alcohol, we didn't all put our feet up on the table together, and we didn't wave plastic X-wing fighters through the air, making whooshing noises.

Guess I missed out, huh?

PS do you really like JavaScript?

PPS I would rather be a dinosaur than be some pathetically conformist kid who thinks that yapping the latest nelogisms means he’s smart. Flow is a myth, huh? Yeah because you’ve never experienced it. You probably can’t finish a book, you watch TV and change the channel every few seconds, you play flashy-tappy games on your phone. You can’t concentrate so you think nobody can. Well, I can.

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