[linux-elitists] Hacker ethic, brogrammer ethic

Andy Bennett andyjpb at ashurst.eu.org
Tue Jul 8 08:02:59 PDT 2014


> go explore http://michaelochurch.wordpress.com/ for



...he starts to talk about cost minimisation and how much to pay for
things (specifically software engineers when you have VC money to spend).

He argues that it's better to pay $2X for 15 good developers than $X for
100 mediocre ones to get a particular job done.

Clearly he's talking about this because it's something that doesn't
happen (and he explains why he things so).

The question that comes to mind is "how does 'worse is better' apply here?"

Does worse-is-better apply to venture style startups?

If we're "doing it wrong" why isn't the market working itself out
according to market principles that would allow it to be "done right"?

Maybe the Californian employment laws don't encourage a perfect market?
Afterall, there are a lot of jobs and a lot of talent.



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