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From: Rich Morin <>
To: TUHS <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: Interview question
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2023 21:15:23 -0800	[thread overview]
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In-Reply-To: <>

Sadly, I can't remember whose USENIX talk it was, but I recall a software maturity scale that went something like this:

1 - it works in your office
2 - it works in an office down the hall
3 - it works for someone you've never met
4 - you don't have to explain why you use it
5 - you have to explain why you don't use it


> On Jan 2, 2023, at 12:36, Larry McVoy <> wrote:
> The /bin/sh stuff made me think of an interview question I had for engineers,
> that a surprisingly few could pass:
> "Tell me about something you wrote that was entirely you, the docs, the
> tests, the source, the installer, everything.  It doesn't have to be a
> big thing, but it has to have been successfully used by at least 10
> people who had no contact with you (other than to say thanks)."
> Most people fail this.  I think the people who pass might look 
> positively on the v7 sh stuff.  But who knows?

  parent reply	other threads:[~2023-01-03  5:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-01-02 20:36 [TUHS] " Larry McVoy
2023-01-02 20:38 ` [TUHS] " arnold
2023-01-02 20:51   ` Larry McVoy
2023-01-03  4:44 ` Ori Idan
2023-01-03  5:15 ` Rich Morin [this message]
2023-01-03  5:32   ` Ajay Shah

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