Mohit Ranka

The curse of the gifted

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“See, we’ve seen the curse of the gifted before. Some of us were those kids in college. We learned the hard way that the bill always comes due – the scale of the problems always increases to a point where your native talent alone doesn’t cut it any more. The smarter you are, the longer it takes to hit that crunch point – and the harder the adjustment when you finally do. And we can see that *you*, poor damn genius that you are, are cruising for a serious bruising.”
- Eric S. Raymond to Linus Torvalds in his essay “The curse of the gifted programmer” (Full text here -