Friday, October 05, 2007

Ballmer Peak and the Programmers' Paradox

xkcd wrote up the Ballmer Peak recently. got me thinking about what I call the Programmer's Paradox, which is the lag in creativity behind skill on the inebriation scale. This has been shown to explain why you are more likely to wake up with pizza on your face than a finished program after that "flash of inspiration" last night. Here's my graphic...



original post from pratalife..

3 comments:

M.Moore said...

Love it! I've gained so much insight into the process from one simple little chart. This theory really needs to find it way into Wikipedia.

:-)

Carl Backstrom said...

Hilarious

Paul said...

glad I'm not alone guys. explains much of my younger days;-)