Thursday, August 04, 2005

Just in case it wasn't clear already...

Take a look at this quote (and follow this link for the whole article):

"I found that if you made men more insecure about their masculinity, they displayed more homophobic attitudes, tended to support the Iraq War more and would be more willing to purchase an SUV over another type of vehicle" --- Robb Willer

Would we dare to look in the mirror and perform this kind of study on developers while measuring source code traits? We could induce intellectual prowess insecurity and see what happens.

In that scenario, how much could unnecessary complexity be seen as a compensation mechanism to deal with accomplishments that appear smaller than they ought to be?

Sigh... such a sad state of affairs.

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