Productive Hackers

A hacker on a roll may be able to produce — in a period of a few months — something that a small development group (say, 7-8 people) would have a hard time getting together over a year. IBM (International Business Machines) used to report that certain programmers might be as much as 100 times as productive as other workers, or more.

~ Peter Seebach (1972 age:45)