on *his* pointy-haired boss!
Top 10% seems about right to be considered great.
It sounds like you are not self-motivated. What happens when you get eventually get your PHD and then get tenure?
What you are describing is called the "Dilbert Principle" wherein the worst producers are promoted to management to get them out of the productive flow.
That works right up until your customers abandon you for a more reliable vendor.
To be fair, engineers created the first Instagram and cloud computing service, too.
The difference is not in the attitudes of the people that come here. The difference is in us. We used to let people stay and now we send them home after they get their education or their contract runs out. It's the dumbest possible move on our part. Once we have invested in educating or training someone productive we should encourage that person to stay, not send him or her home.
"The year was 2081 and everyone was finally equal."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
This is how I used to do it. Then I discovered that the concept is just too difficult for some people and those people will sometimes be on my team and everything will go awry.
So, we use spaces now.
I think this experience may be the source of the "flip" mentioned in TFS.
It's ok, I don't live there.
Iowa was getting nearly 30% of their power from wind energy two years ago, already.
I'm sorry. This is Slashdot so we'll be needing a car analogy.
Eating slowly helps with putting down the knife and fork while some of the calories are still on the plate.
Software update is software to call it to you when it calculates that you will not be able to make it to your destination.
I mean, as long as we're all speculating I may as well throw in my prognostication.