A proven track record of being self motivated and being persistant with their goals are far more valuable traits in an individual than a piece of paper saying they went to some college or university for several years.
While I agree with the basic premise of this blog post what I find just as rude and selfish is when people over-generalize late-comers to include anyone that is late at all ever and don't care about the "why?" even if it is quite a valid reason.
I've had this happen to me multiple times, and I'm the most reliable person I know when it comes to this stuff.
Reasoning aside, sometimes people are just rude and selfish and it doesn't have to have anything to do with being late at all it's just one of many symptoms of the underlying problems.
I have dealt with it in the past by using their egos against them to force them to be accountable for their actions to the point where they back themselves into a corner which is usually when the lies and deceit start becoming very noticeable which gives me all the reasons I need to remove them.
I've never met someone that was an elitist and not full of crap.
The most 'elite' people I've ever had the pleasure to know were intact very humble about it so whenever I come across someone who acts elite but is not at all humble about it they usually don't last too long because I see this as an attitude problem that can and should only be solved by the individual.
is elitism really the right word? it sounds like you're mad at something and using the word "elitist" because it's the first thing that comes to mind.
what i would suggest doing is sitting down and thinking very carefully about what has happened and what annoys you. make a list on paper if that's the way your brain works. tease out all the details and your emotions.
i would guess, if you do that, that (1) you'll see that the "elitist" part is largely emotional related to how you feel and (2) that you can actually some real problems at a lower level (like being rude, or lazy, or incorrect, or not giving credit, or whatever). once you have more detailed lower level problems you can think about how to address those.
tldr - "elitist" is an emotional "catch-all" phrase that isn't helping you or anyone else here. you need to do some work and think through in more detail what happened. once you do that you'll have a clearer idea how to continue.
tldrtldr - only once you see things clearly can you fix them.
There's similar patterns in north central Siberia (loaded with primary resources) and a couple of other places. There's a weird bloom affect on these spots that's not evident in populated parts of the map. You can even see the bloom effect on the north coast of Alaska, where I'd be extremely surprised that there's light of that level.
My guess is that they didn't quite finish the job off right and got lazy when manipulating these areas.
Being familiar with 5 MVC frameworks is required to be considered as web developer? ;)
Some people also don't like web pages stuffed to the limit with JS code, so I wonder whether everybody agrees that you should take for every task a specialized library. (Responsive framework, modernizr, ...)