The Hungry Programmer was an interesting article. Unfortunately the comments have been closed so I could not reply directly… While he talks about the quality of food and relates it to programmers. I think he forgot one important analogy.If you buy pre washed green beans in a bag. While they cost more… they are simpler to cook, simpler to eat, have a predictable shelf life, and if you belong to the school of shopping daily to reduce waste then you’ve done that too as consumption is well known.So after all that. It’s ok to pay more for good programmers who write good code.