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JOEL ON SOFTWARE: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity by Joel Spolsky

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part threeBeing Joel:Random Thoughtson Not-So-RandomTopics

twenty-nineRICK CHAPMAN IS IN SEARCHOF STUPIDITY1

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2003

In every high-tech company I've known, there's a war going on between the geeks and the suits.

Before you start reading this great new book full of propaganda from software marketing wizard and ├╝ber-suit Rick Chapman, let me take a moment to tell you what the geeks think.

Play along with me for a minute, will you?

Please imagine the most stereotypically pale, Jolt-drinking, Chinese-food-eating, video-game-playing, Slashdot-reading, Linux-command-line-dwelling dork. Since this is just a stereotype, you should be free to imagine either a runt or a kind of chubby fellow, but in either case, this is not the kind of ...

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