Managing nerds

Rands continues on his campaign to help the world understand and nuture the nerd:

Nerds aren’t typically bitter; they’re just well informed. Snark from nerds is a leading indicator that I’m wasting their time.

And from the comments, an ancient Orson Scott Card article on how software companies die:

Put them on a time clock, dress them in suits, and they become sullen and start sabotaging the product. Worst of all, you can sense that they are making fun of you with every word they say.