25 January 2007

Simpleton

the individual on the team who has discovered object-oriented design, patterns, or a new golden hammer and proceeds to re-"architect" applications or subsystems to benefit from his newly-gained knowledge.

generally, the Simpleton is a technical manager or senior-level programmer with one year of experience ten times over who insists that you follow or implement his "architectural" vision.

if you have some sort of leadership position, you are much more likely to be able to swing the hammer. although, sneaky peons have been known to apply ninjary to achieve similar results.

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