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Igor Mechnikov
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I came accros this account of Fritz Kunze conference talk: http://lispy.wordpress.com/2008/10/23/lisp50-notes-part-iv-fritz-kunz-enters-the-lisp-mine-field/

"he then delved into the link between aspergers, autism, emotional immaturity and programming ability. He had a slide outlining some personality traits and a collective hush fell over the room as we all realized that we were part of some sort of incomprehensible evolutionary programmer-genius phenomenon. Okay, okay… I’m exaggerating. But the slide was interesting: it included stuff like “uncomfortable at parties” and “dislikes travelling”. (Are you a misunderstood genius? Take this quiz!) He talked about some of the problems in managing Lisp guys: “There’s a limit to the number of smart people you can put in a room. Things will break down and they won’t talk to each other.” After some more anecdotes and also some unscientific speculations, he concluded that therapy was the only solution… therapy, that is, for the normal people that have to work with the “asperger” guys! After a while, the managers and salesmen begin to emulate the smart people, he explained. If the company culture as whole absorbs too many “aspergerisms”, then the business ceases to be able to talk to its customers!"

How common is this "Lisp profile" among Clojure programmers?

Regards,
Igor


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Sean Corfield
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Before I post any comments on this (I have strong opinions on the subject ) I will encourage folks to watch this wonderful talk by Temple Grandin at TED: http://www.ted.com/talks/temple_grandin_the_world_needs_all_kinds_of_minds.html
Igor Mechnikov
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Sean Corfield wrote: I will encourage folks to watch this wonderful talk by Temple Grandin at TED: http://www.ted.com/talks/temple_grandin_the_world_needs_all_kinds_of_minds.html



Thank you. The best thing I've seen or heard in some time.
 
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