Vladimir for President !!
Thank God someone else is finally saying this out loud.
Writing software is more a form of carpentry than a form of artistry !!!
A programmers skill my improve the quality of his work but that is not innovation. And software companies, who poll their customers to discover what features their users want, can hardly call it unique or non-obvious if 95% of those polled thought of it.
The days of computer experts being thought of as wizards or geniuses is long gone. GET OVER IT !!! They need to stop expecting to earn 100's of millions off of a few weeks work!
Bill Gates did not get where he is because he was a great programmer or a great business man. He is a lawyer and he simply abused the inadequacies of the existing laws and applied slum-lord tactics to his marketing model.