Forum OpenACS Q&A: longrunning random thread
I'll take a happy average programmer over a disgruntled, frustrated master programmer any day.Having worked with both happy average programmers and disgruntled, frustrated master programmers I think I would prefer the former too.
Given that the best software engineers are documented to be one to two orders of magnitude more productive than your average programmer ... I'd say this statement is one of the most stupid ones I've seen in a long time.
Also the numbers for team productivity I have seen say a 90th percentile team is about 4 times as productive as a 15th percentile team, and the 10x number was from the worst programmer to the best (and derived from a really small dataset) -- the number for average to best is lower...