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Comment: Re:Depends how you evaluate the curve (Score 1) 388

by Hognoxious (#49624197) Attached to: The Programming Talent Myth

Assuming that nobody is born able to program, play music or do any other artificial skill, then people must travelling from the left arm to the right one as they pick up experience.

So why is the "bridge" so low? There must be people on that part of the curve to top up the elites as they retire, die, join communes in Vermont etc. Do they pass through it very fast? I don't see a plausible case for that. It's not like there's one or two magic things you need to grok and voila, you're Dennis Ritchie.

UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things. -- Doug Gwyn