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You make a strong point. This may be used to get people to work harder for the same (or even less) money. I have met talented programmers/engineers/developers. They had that a natural instinct towards computers. But they were not born as 10X. You can be highly talented, but still not be very good. The thing is, people who are born talented gravitate towards exploiting that talent. In computers, its the guys who are always thinking, talking, and dreaming about systems. The ones who sometimes stay up late because they just have to code. Or the ones who are obsessed over the layout of a PCB.

It is the mix of talent, and dedication that puts some people above others (in terms of skills). Not some myth or anything.

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