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#16 Andre S.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:24

How much does Microsoft or Apple contribute to Open Source? That's right, nothing, 

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#17 astropheed

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:33

A good programmer is easily 10 tens more productive than a mediocre one, and a genius programmer is very easily 10 times more useful than a merely good one. See http://programmers.s.../a/181297/57335 . This is a similar phenomena we observe in professional gaming, where the higher up the hierarchy you get the larger the differences are, to the point where sometimes the very best player is easily 2 or 3 times better than the 2nd.

 

A $200k/year programmer would not be mediocre and doubtfully 'merely good'.  If they are even 1/10th as useful as the $3m programmer then they're wasting money.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 06:51

How much does Microsoft or Apple contribute to Open Source? That's right, nothing, just because you hate on Google for irrational reasons doesn't mean you can spout whatever nonsense you want 

 

Just because you hate on Microsoft for irrational reasons doesn't mean you can spout whatever nonsense you want.

There are these things called facts. They're real. And often inconvenient.



#19 Andre S.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 06:54

A $200k/year programmer would not be mediocre and doubtfully 'merely good'.  If they are even 1/10th as useful as the $3m programmer then they're wasting money.

“A great lathe operator commands several times the wage of an average lathe operator, but a great writer of software code is worth 10,000 times the price of an average software writer.” –Bill Gates



#20 Nashy

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 06:53

DOesn't really matter what others are earning.  If Google thinks he is worth $3mil, then he is worth $3mil.

Another company may think he's worth less.