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About Eddietude

What's most important to grok about making software? That every value produced is the sum of things made by 1 dev, or: software = ⅀ (1 thing done by 1 dev). That's it!

It may be hitting the "E" key. Or clicking "Save". Or thinking through some logic. We may have occasional "brainstorming", but it still always boils down to one dev doing one thing. Not non-programmers. Not I.T. managers. They produce no value.

So why is "teamwork" so important in I.T.? It's not. It's justification for silly investments in non-value producing process and people.

For this, bossholes call me "not a team player". I prefer "eddietude". Read on and get your own eddietude.

Feedback from Eddiots

Corner a badger and it'll fight back. So does Eddie in this book. - Paula Nomial, Tech Lead


Don't understand the problems in I.T.? Read this book! - Wanda Want, Business Analyst


College can't solve these problems. Kindergarten can. - Helen Waite, IT Admin


I never understood Eddie's anger until I read this book. - Indigo Pixel, Designer


No matter what we do, Eddie still wants it to make sense. - Queen of HR


It wasn't like this with my father in charge. What went wrong? - Con Victed, CEO


About Eddiots

This is a work of fiction inspired by real events I witnessed, endured, or instigated.

Every character and company is a composite of real people and places from my work life. I just changed the names to protect the incompetent.

Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or businesses, active or bankrupt, is either coincidental or unavoidable because these eddiots are everywhere!

Thanks to all you bossholes, players, liars, fakers, slackers, posers, jerks, cheaters, and producers of endless technical debt. I used to hate you but now I love you because I need no imagination. I just share forward the suffering you shared with me.

About Eddie Ottic

Eddie Ottic has written 2 million lines of code for 94 firms in 50 years. There's a good chance something you own was built with his software.

He loves coding but hates going to work. Everywhere he's ever been had sufficient tech. None had sufficient management but plenty of bossholes.

When he says this, he's "not a team player". But when his comics say the same thing, others listen, laugh, and learn the inside truths no one else teaches. That's why he built eddiots.

He's a fair writer, a lousy artist, and a lazy developer. But combining them makes the magic vector art about his long I.T. incarceration. Read it, learn something, and most of all, have fun!

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