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 über-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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