Huh? Am I the only one the notice how illogical this is?
We are not basketball players. Some of us do are best hacking in our 40's and 50's. (Lay off the drugs - you'll see.)
Joel has forgotten more than many here have ever known about hacking. His only problem with this essay is that he has the balls to make a prediction.
There is only one prediction that is always 100% accurate - that no prediction will ever be 100% accurate.
Great read, Joel. Now back to my ramen.
Dvorak has enough balls to make a prediction. Does that make him clever?
Besides, he never really was a programmer. If I remember correctly he started his career as a program manager at Microsoft.
He's great as a general technology trends observer and I find his thoughts on business side of software crafting immensely useful, bug a hacker? No.
So am I officially the only person who agrees with Joel on this?
But I definitely stand by my "too old" observation. That's just silly.
Oh, and don't call me dude, shirley.
Nice Godelian statement :)