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Discussion on: The hidden cost of “don’t reinvent the wheel”

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Steve Belovarich Author • Edited on

Yes, ego needs to be taken out of the equation. I coded a library but do you see me trying to convince others at work to use it? No. It’s irresponsible. It becomes a problem when anyone suggesting something different is branded irresponsible, they are “reinventing the wheel”. It’s a catchphrase at that point, nothing more. I’m not saying this happens everywhere, but it’s a political game that happens at companies.