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May 11, 2006

Big in Poland

This article talks abouthow out of the 48 top programmers in the world (via a very arbitrary measure, performance in a TopCoder contest), only 4 are American. The highest number come from Poland.

I'll humbly suggest that the reason is because Find the Bug is available in Polish. Obviously, every developer there has read it, now they are prepared to take on the world. I sort of picture it like the book about gangsters in that Star Trek episode.

I'll conveniently ignore the fact that book is also available in English, which leaves the poor performance of Americans a mystery.

Posted by AdamBa at May 11, 2006 01:28 PM

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