Don Marti

Sun 17 Apr 2005 08:33:52 PM PDT

More from what it's like to be a programmer

"Alfred Brooks theorized that adding more programmers to a late project makes it later. He said it was because getting one new developer up to speed took away an experienced one. I say it's because all these stragglers get into clumsy fistfights with the bastards who dumped all the work on 'em."