re: A generalist is born when a specialist becomes bored VIEW POST


Never thought about it that way, but it's a great point. I think a lot of people follow a similar path: picking up languages or technology along the way until you look back and "surprise!" you're a generalist :)

“React…?! Facebook?! What gave these pesky developers the right to walk all over four decades of GUI development best practice?!”

Ha! I teach people React, and that's a completely accurate depiction of what a bunch of people feel at least once while learning it :) It's so universal!

In my case, I'll also add that I became a generalist because I didn't want to give up the "old" stuff that I knew so well. I like all the new stuff a lot - but all the stuff I already know works so well - might as well keep up with that too!

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