Friday, February 06, 2009


SAT Scores

On the Stack Overflow podcast, Joel Spolsky has noted a couple of times that he's never met a programmer who didn't get an 800 on the math portion of the SAT.

I used to be pretty proud of my 790 SAT math score. But now it's proof that I'm not as smart as any of the programmers Joel has ever met.

Anybody who compares SAT scores more than 5 years out of college is just doing it as some kind of "manhood"-measuring contest.

I wouldn't give a second thought (1360 combined).
They recentered the scores in the mid 90's, so your 790 is just as good as my 800.

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