Keep the sharp edges!
Creating Passionate Users has some interesting thoughts on teams and greatness.
'Great software isn't created by committee.' That quote came from James Gosling, at the developer 'fireside chat' at the last JavaOne. And from Applied Minds tech wizard Bran Ferren, 'Art isn't the product of a team.' Is this true?
First, I don't believe James was necessarily talking about the functionality and code when he said 'great software'. Clearly, teams of great programmers can produce great code. I think he means the kind of breakthrough apps that people can become passionate about, and I also think it's less about the programming and more about the design and spec.
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