How about the "If that fat nerd can do it, then I can do it too!" programmers?
These are people who believed their mom's when she told them, "You can be
anything you want" and figured that they could weasel their way into "easy
cushy jobs as software engineers", only to find that they lacked the
gray-matter between their ears to do the job.
Fortunately the dot-com implosion has got ride of most of these losers.
So there is a silver lining to the current doldrums.
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