In the latest podcast Joel says he likes historical order (rather than the typical most recent-first) CVs because good programmers had early exposure to computers.
How exactly do people intend to show that on their CV?
I don't have any real work experience until I was 30 (grad school and academic jobs).
Do I really want to put a section about how I programmed at school at 11 (Remember the RML380z) or the fractal terrain generator I wrote in Basic on my Commodore64? To any recruiter that isn't another sad geek, or Joel Spolsky, thats is just going to look like I'm insane!
Should we put one of those silly little book jacket pocket-bio's?
"MGB began programming at the age of 10 and has never managed to get a real job, he likes ..."
ps. this site is still broken on Opera, if you let the autofill select a tag it disables the 'post question'