‘Engineers are Retarded’

 

To Apple purists, documentary “Welcome to Macintosh” is surely nothing new. But to little `ol Joe, flipping channels on a Friday night, the documentary was a surprise airing on CNBC. By far, former Apple development engineer Jim Reekes gave the most acerbic commentary about the company—not so much what he said but how he said it.Example:

Engineers are retarded. They have some kind of brain damage that allows them to not have social skills so that they can concentrate long enough to write code. But it’s a disease. That’s why I had to quit. I mean, I’m like an engineer in recovery. I’m, you know, I don’t want to write code anymore. It just makes you retarded. I mean, get a girlfriend. Get a life.

Jim zings the Mac faithful, too:

There is definitely a fanatical  zealotry of Mac people. You know, um, it’s not a religion. It’s (rolling his eyes upwards) a computer. I got a lawnmower, too, but I don’t sit around talking about it. You know. Yeah—so I cut my grass. Whatever. You know. I type a Word document. It’s a screwdriver, or it’s a blender…I’m not really in love with my Mac. I like a good movie more than I like a good Mac. You know. I like good beverages more than my computer.

If only current Apple employees showed such candor.