The best programmers are not marginally better than merely good ones. They are an order-of-magnitude better, measured by whatever standard: conceptual creativity, speed, ingenuity of design, or problem-solving ability.
Randall E. Stross
American historian who writes mostly about present-day technology, business, and society. Author of the DigitalDomain column for the New York Times. Professor of Business and Society and Strategic Management at San Jose State University. Author of several books, including: The Microsoft Way, Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park and Planet Google