Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

Well, in this context it doesn't mean "the best", it's more of a honorable title for highly skilled craftsman - something achievable with a lot of practice and hard work and love for that job. And while you're totally right, and it's totally fine to be a part of mediocrity (like most of us are), people usually don't quit their well-paid jobs and change carriers completely in hope to be crappy at something else...

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact