My referent for “10x programmer” is Peopleware, which pointed to 80s-era research claiming that quiet work environments make programmers measurably more effective.
Which is not something people want to argue with, unless they’re managers making excuses for open plan offices.
@ceejbot the problem with "10x programmer" is that it's always used with exact opposite premise: doesn't matter how our structure and conditions are, we just need a Profi who will solve everything
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