Totally man. It's like everyone here is from some other planet. I've been programming in a corporation for 6 years, and now I know many professional programmers all over the country. A few work 8 hour days. The rest of us are envious. 10 is the norm. This website is full of posers.
Gabe's recounting has an obvious problem. Why would a dude who got thrown out of college himself (a story he retells proudly) snootily inquire if someone else "even attended college"?
I recall at the time that independent accounts such as one by the organizer of the event made it sound like Gabe acted like a disrespectful asshole (and come on, isn't that about what you'd expect), and Harlan responded about like you'd expect.
In any case much like the false little fuck story, it may be a funny story but it isn't true.