A couple of weeks ago, I was drinking beer in San Francisco with friends when someone quipped:
“You have too many hipsters, you won’t scale like that. Hire some fat guys who know C++.”
It’s funny, but it got me thinking. Who are the “fat guys who know C++”, or as someone else put it, “the guys with neckbeards, who keep Google’s servers running”? And why is it that if you encounter one, it’s like pulling on a thread, and they all seem to know each other?