Inverse Binary Rock-Suck Entanglement (the "no good Perl jobs"/"text editors" myth)

Sue Spence virtualsue at
Tue Aug 8 15:39:09 BST 2006

Adam Turoff wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 02:48:20PM +0100, Peter Corlett wrote:
>> While I would have guessed Ballmer, why would I be expected to care about
>> the management structure of a company whose products I arguably limit my
>> career choices to avoid where possible in a quest for a less stress-filled
>> life?
> Forget the politics, what does the management structure of a tech
> company have to do with programming?  It's much more important to
> know if Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit even if you don't use it than to
> know if someone has a viceral opinion about its maker.
> Viceral opinions are useful, but only about things that matter.  Like
> the one true editor, or sysv vs. berekely init scripts.

Vice matters. More vice, please.

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