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> Culture of secrecy means nothing gets fucking done. You file a bug report and you can’t even see it any more for some orgs

> And you can’t speak out about this. Apple doesn’t take well to employees complaining. Even then, because of the lack of organization there is no one you could raise these issues with.

Sounds similar to a cult.

No, it sounds like any large multinational. In the end, all commercial entities turn into the same thing where they only differ in branding, segment and origins.

Agreed. Any sufficiently large organisation is, by definition, staffed by average people.

Why would we expect that organisation, as a whole, to be above average?

Right. The poblem is when you focus on and optimize for hiring excellent developers only. Then all the non-excellent people that contribute to the average are in middle-to-higher-level management.

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