An I of Insecurity

In IT, there’s always someone ready to criticise incorrect terminology. They’re like hyenas waiting to jump on an unguarded kill.

Found a great summary of the implications behind Leonard Read’s iconic essay, I, Pencil:

| Community > Code |

“Why do so many of us insist on disparaging others? Why do some insist on elevating themselves at the expense of others instead of collaborating to make us all better engineers? How can we expect to be successful if we alienate others and ruin our relationships with the very people we need to help make our version of a pencil?”


Famed neuro-psychologist Michael Harrison, on the Dunning-Krueger effect:

“Silly humans. Give them thumbs, they make a club to beat each other down.”

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