sourmìlk wrote:Balmer peak aside, I really don't see how a substance that impairs critical thinking could possibly assist with programming.
As an incentive for highly intelligent individuals to do menial programming task that they would otherwise feel are below them.
Manager at Shady Start Up: "Hey Bro, this hack-athon is going to be sweet, we thought of everything, even free beer!"
New College Grad: "I don't think I want to give up my weekend, I just did that for 4 years to get a degree..."
Manager at Shady Start Up: "Come on! Where's your commitment to Shady Start Up?! And BEER!"
(joking, obv the Manager at Shady Start Up also implies that New College Grad could lose his job, and that's the real incentive)