SPUG: Does Perl Scale? (Was: Evolution of Perl)

Ken McGlothlen mcglk at artlogix.com
Mon Aug 13 21:05:52 CDT 2001

"Kevin Watt" <kevin at economyart.com> writes:

| I'm not sure if I could stay at a place that insisted in not believing in a
| solution despite proof of its effectiveness.
| Its funny how employees can win over a team despite not knowing what they
| are talking about...
| Its almost as if communication skills and programming ones are separate?

Maybe.  I suspect it's more that programming and politics are separate skills
(though I'm sure communication is part of the broader picture).  It's one of
the reasons I've developed quite a distaste about working for other people
these days.  Too often, I'm seen perfectly good ideas (yes, sometimes my own,
but not always) shot down over politics or stupidity.  I don't mind someone
shooting down something I say when I'm actually *wrong*, but far too often,
potshots are being delivered by people that don't know what they're talking
about, and unwilling to think it through.  It made me crazy until I finally
learned to stop caring about what I was doing---and that doesn't make for very
good projects, IMHO.

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