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> the implication was that people who use PHP are less intelligent than people with PHD's.

That was not the intended meaning. I was trying to convey that any background, industrial or academic, regardless of cultural norms about those backgrounds, are welcome.

Also, it rhymed and I like rhymes.

I've done work in PHP. Also in Ruby, Java, Python, Golang, PL/SQL and I forget the rest.

I also have a fancy computer science degree. Its main use is to make my apartment look a little prettier, and to qualify me for an E3 visa.

The point is that it really doesn't matter that much. If you have some nous and some experience and we can get along, that's the fit we want.

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