Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Will Dr. OpenACS survive? Or why I stopped worrying and learned to love the .LRN consortium?

Having worked with both happy average programmers and disgruntled, frustrated master programmers I think I would prefer the former too.

Perhaps more relevant is the apparent fact that the person making that quote was smart enough to realize that without his master programmer, he wasn't going to have a product. I haven't looked at programmer productivity numbers in a couple decades, perhaps average programmers have gotten better. Or perhaps the field's so glutted that nearly everyone's average these days.

Bottom line, though, the original quote consisted of a couple of paragraphs of which one could be written of any number of projects, and the other which simply boils down to "if you have someone good, let them use whatever language they want", which isn't particularly good advice, to be honest.