Back in my Borland days, we were working hard on Paradox for Windows. I was a QA engineer testing the database creation and modification functionality. Jerry, my counterpart in engineering, was working hard, but getting absolutely nowhere.
We were mid-to-late in a 1.0 product cycle, and most of the engineers were slowly moving from development into bug-fix mode, but not Jerry. He was still implementing . . . over and over again. You are screwed because you’ve given a critical task to someone who is utterly unable to complete it.
Now, let’s first give Jerry a break. He was a fine programmer, but he had two major strikes against ...