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Hey folks, Author of that post (but not the story contained in it) here.

Jerry Weinberg published that story in a book titled The Secrets of Consulting. It's a very good book though, going by the comments here, many of you won't like it (or have never consulted).

I published this piece ~7 years ago I'd say, it popped up today as Jerry died sadly a couple of days ago (a real loss, if this style of article isn't for you, you might enjoy The Psychology of Computer Programming[1]).

Anyways, just wanted to give context here amongst the criticisms.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Computer-Programming-Silve...

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