Here is what I have to say about David Heinemeier Hansson's outrageous libel against me, a crime which he committed merely because he received my email for a job opportunity on the same day his puerile book was released... Soap-box standing and so on, dhh is no example of ethical 'cleanliness'. Clearly, he is missing some major brain functions that prohibit most sane people from making such accusations.
A Review of “Remote: Office Not Required” or
“Work Advice and Techniques for Hillbillies”
David Heienemeier Hansson has a reputation for journalistic fraud and making grossly obnoxious remarks to people for no reason. He is the type of person who pursues an unnecessary and freakishly dangerous career as a race-car driver, even though he has no need for money, and is the father of a small child. In other words, his judgment is unquestionably questionable, and he has a history of making outrageous and poor decisions with very little or even absolutely no justification.
I will readily admit that I have not read this book, which is why I am reviewing it. In 2013, David Heinemeier Hansson blasted a phony Tweet to his 95,000 followers claiming I had sent him spam without knowing anything about me or my track-record of success and millions of dollars of billing for top-level companies as an executive recruiter, so I consider it equally legitimate to review his book as garbage. The facts show that he was inciting people to cyberstalk me merely for trying to recruit people from his company, whom he apparently thought he actually owned as chattel, ‘justifying’ his wrath (“A cynic cheats inside a wrath” – Nicholas Meyler). We later found out that 50% of his followers on Twitter were actually purchased or fake (using Twitter Audit), and also found out that he has a history of making bizarre accusations and insults to innocent people.
Without reading the book, I can tell you, in all objectivity, that David Heinemeier Hansson loves to do journalistic fraud, and will readily cite fake statistics to prove his points. Upon examination of those statistics however, one realizes that the numbers actually prove the complete or dialectical opposite of what he is saying. One claim he made is that software engineers are so highly-sought after that they receive job offers every day. This is clearly false, but what he meant was that he and his colleagues receive email notices of job opportunities very frequently (not offers). However, he then pointed to a website a href="http://www.recruiterspam.com%3E">www.recruiterspam.com>;, which apparently “proved” his assertions; and, when I did the math, it turned out that these “scientists” were actually receiving only about one email every three months – in other words, about 1/90th of the amount of email that they originally claimed.
There is a good reason why software engineers are at the lowest end of the payscale for engineers (although still well-paid, because they are almost engineers), simply because they often don’t possess the the hardcore intellectual skills “real engineers” have. Factually, even starting salaries for Chemical Engineers in the lowest-cost-of-living region in the USA are still higher than some Ruby coders with 20 years of experience and a PhD.
So, what is this book really about? Again, not having read it, despite being sympathetic to the idea and benefits of working remotely, I suggest it is about running an illegal distillery in the Ozarks and being a pimp to barefoot, naked and pregnant female employees. I’m quite certain of this, even though I never opened up the book, because that’s the kind of scientific methodology I learned from David Heinemeier Hansson’s journalism and the kind of statements he makes. Other things I learned from my brief interaction with the creative “dhh” as he goes by on Twitter were that he thinks it’s very cool to do age-discrimination and make age-related insults to people who have nonagenarians and Nobel winners in their family, that cyberbullying and libel are fun pastimes, and that searches for PhDs and top-level scientists “are really the same as viagra ads.”
So, using his own examples and logic, his own techniques, methodologies, and bizarre behavior patterns (which resemble those of someone who has recently smoked 'bath salts’), this is clearly a book that any Hillbilly who wants to set up an illegal brothel in the Ozarks should read.