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You are saying your boss goes to the trouble to get a working prototype going and even does the UI fronted and when he asks you to finish and scale it out as an engineer (which is your job) you take offense to this request?

It doesn't really sound like the boss is providing a working prototype. It sounds like the boss provides throwaway code that is a step or two better than a screenshot or whiteboard drawing.

And what's wrong with that? Would you rather the boss commit a fully tested code? That's your job, not his.

He's frustrated that his boss is basically doing the equivalent of, "I heard about NoSQL at a conference today, all our competitors are using it, please switch us from MySQL to NoSQL. It will be great"

(Then a week after the switch is done; "Have you heard about postgresql...?")

The reference was to the 12 apostles of Jesus - they were low in standing and generally unschooled.

Yea and a curious counterpoint is the church wouldn't be built without Paul, who wasn't in the original 12, was educated and a "brilliant" charmer.

That's an interesting spin, especially in light of the way people talk about how "Romanized" many aspects of Christianity to increase it's adoption. However, I think you could also see Paul as a dedicated manager, frequently writing letters of encouragement and advice to all the churches.

Good point. Most of the protestant Christians in the contemporary United States should really call themselves "Paulistinians," or something similarly catchy and descriptive.

Also, at the time of it constituting 12 people, it wasn't a great organisation. That would come centuries, perhaps a millenia later. When it was only 12 strong, they didn't even have enough influence to make the local law look the other way.

And, parenthetically, the "inland lake" would be the Sea of Galilee:


Much of the ministry of Jesus occurred on the shores of Lake Galilee. In those days, there was a continuous ribbon development of settlements and villages around the lake and plenty of trade and ferrying by boat. The Synoptic gospels of Mark (1:14–20), Matthew (4:18–22), and Luke (5:1–11) describe how Jesus recruited four of his apostles from the shores of Lake Galilee: the fishermen Simon and his brother Andrew and the brothers John and James. One of Jesus' famous teaching episodes, the Sermon on the Mount, is supposed to have been given on a hill overlooking the lake. Many of his miracles are also said to have occurred here including his walking on water, calming the storm, the disciples and the boatload of fish, and his feeding five thousand people (in Tabgha).

I'm pretty sure that's a reference to the 12 apostles.

Jesus choosing his 12 disciples… who founded Christianity.

That would be Christ and his 12 apostles :)

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