and then attempts to refute. Fair enough. Except - the link leads to The Cathedral And The Bazaar - where I cannot find the quote... Hmmm
It's on this page: http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/cathedral-bazaar/ar01s04.html
Right after point #8, about halfway down.
Seriously dude, if you're going to be making $8/hour, go work for a grocery store or something. At least there you'll get experience with the public and learn some communication and people skills (which a lot of IT people lack).
The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much.