There's a meme of sorts heading around Twitter after one regrettable take on "10x engineers" which paints a laughable stereotype.
This is a great post which sums up the complaints and respectfully disagrees:
It seems like everyone weighed in on Twitter, but let's have a discussion that allows for more than 280 characters. As per its usual style, the Twitter trend has been mostly about piling on, more so than necessarily evolving the conversation in an overly useful way.
To be clear, people aren't necessarily ridiculing the notion that engineers may fall on some sort of power law distribution curve. The issue with the thread was more about the hyper-specific, highly stereotypical notion of what "10x" engineers are like.
Let's unpack this discussion a bit.
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