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Submission + - Are Quirky Developers Brilliant or Dangerous? (earthweb.com)

jammag writes: "Most developers have worked with a dude like Josh, who's so brilliant the management fawns over him even as he takes a dump in the lobby flowerpot. Eric Spiegel tells of one such Josh, who wears T-shirts with offensive slogans, insults female co-workers and, when asked about documentation, smirks, "What documentation?' Sure, he was whipsmart and could churn out code that saved the company millions, but can we please stop enabling these people?"
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Are Quirky Developers Brilliant or Dangerous?

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