All of IT development summed up in one image

This picture grid brilliantly sums up the attitudes in nearly every IT office I've ever worked in. This is the oldest reference to it I can find.

Let me know in the comments if you can find an older source!

(Thanks, Chris!)

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  1. I like how the group that looks most alike to the others are the sysadmins, which leads me to believe that a sysadmin drew up this (very accurate) chart.

  2. Given how my morning went, in which I had to show the sysadmins how to sysadmin, the developers how to develop, the QA people how to assure quality, the project managers how to manage projects, and the designers... wait, where the heck are the designers? They've been out of sight all day!

    Oh, crap, I better go check on this immediately. Somebody might have given them access to the production websites!

  3. renke says:

    oh no, the dreaded Jack of all trades, master of none : P

    as seen by everyone

  4. Couldn't find any washable fingerpaint?

  5. They should just write it down on a bit of paper and keep it stuck on the monitor.
    Two-factor security - something you have (the password on paper) and something you know (where your desk is) right?

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