If we don't realize how bad it is then it cannot be that bad, can it?
I wonder how this guy got his PhD in computer science. Oh right, that's "Computer Science" not "Software Engineering". Because he obviously has no idea about software engineering at all.Same article, IT company CEO, PhD Comp Sci: "You know what I found? Right in the [Linux] kernel, in the heart of the operating system, I found a developer's comment that said, 'Does this belong here?' "Lok says. "What kind of confidence does that inspire? Right then I knew it was time to switch [OS]."
He might as well be saying that doctors use knives to operate on their patients (what kind of confidence does that inspire?), so he'd rather pray instead of going to the doctor.
Read the "Old New Thing" for some juicy tidbits on the windows source code and the kinds of comments *that* contains. If you don't have any softeng experience, you'd run away screaming.