If you have been living in a cave, or just taking a few days off as I did, you might have missed the rant from Zed Shaw, of Mongrel fame. Parental advisory applies: if you don’t like strong language, and if you don’t understand what rants are really about, you should probably steer clear from that page. But if you care about IT, Open Source communities and the issues around the crazy and stupid consulting world, Zed’s post is a must read. It’s a long read, but once you filter the swearwords and the bile out, the distilled information is definitely useful stuff.
I don’t subscribe to most of it, and I definitely think he went over the top even for a rant, but they guy surely has a few notable points and is clearly able to show how, in may ways, our industry sector sucks. More to follow.