Subject: Re: Management
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 08:50:30 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Software Scavenger)
> But there might be some better ways for a programmer to fight back than
> to quit the job.  In a job where dozens of average programmers use a
> low-productivity programming language to develop a system extremely
> wastefully, the programmer could rewrite the system in Lisp in his spare
> time.  Then, when the work to clean up the low-productivity version seems
> overwhelming even to the employer, the programmer can bring out the Lisp
> version, demonstrate how much more robust and bug-free it is, and offer
> to let the employer use it in exchange for a vice-president level job
> where the programmer would hire a team of Lisp programmers to continue to
> develop and maintain the Lisp version.

  A brilliant solution to the problem.  This would also get rid of the VPs
  who are rabidly anti-Lisp simply because they fear that they would not be
  able to maintain the software with "drones off the street" and who prefer
  to hire cheap labor instead of good labor.

  Travel is a meat thing.