Unicorns don't exist. Generalists do.(blog.intercom.io)

almost 5 years ago from Mark Jenkins, Designer

  • Mike LMike L, almost 5 years ago

    Hate to break this to you, but unicorns aren't simply hard to find -- they don't exist.

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    • Ix TechauIx Techau, almost 5 years ago

      Actual unicorns don't exist, but the unicorns referenced in this article do. The definition of a unicorn in the tech industry is someone who is very good at design and code. Someone who can go from wireframes to deployed code on his or her own keeping a high quality throughout the journey in all areas.

      These people actually exist, but they are rare.

      It seems to me that those who are unable to become high-quality designers and developers/engineers are the ones trying to convince the world that so-called unicorns don't exist.

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      • Mike LMike L, almost 5 years ago

        I understood your point. I was just making the observation that it's weird for somebody in the industry to define a "unicorn" as something that actually exists.

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