"Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad" -Anonymous
One common refrain from experienced engineers outside of Silicon Valley is that 'nothing SV cranks out requires any talent (arubin)'. Seeing that I'm an engineer (albeit junior) turning that very same SV crank, I immediately took offense. What?!? How could anyone say that these amazing new apps put together with generators, Bootstrap and the latest over-hyped database....Alright, I'll concede that point. As I've thought about this more, I've found some truth in the statement - but not as much as those who spout it might want. There's plenty of evidence that both sides are equally correct, just in different microcosms.
Before going any further, let's define a few terms.
- Knowledge is anything you can look up.
- Talent is anything you can't look up.
Gluing together a MVP calendar app with Bootstrap, Angular and a Mongo wrapper takes knowledge. Building something people can love and use for years takes