[T]eams are for normies, for neurotypicals, for trash people who can’t retain multiple levels of variable dereferencing in their heads while coding.
Teams do not accomplish, and have never accomplished, anything of genuine intellectual value. The history of scientific progress is a history of individuals.
Yes, you need a "team" to actually assemble the atomic bomb or the Intel Itanium or a commercial software product. You don’t need a team to conceive it and do the mental heavy lifting.
The effective IQ of a team is the same as the lowest IQ in the team; the productivity of the team is a minor percentage of the productivity you could get from its smartest member working alone.
Every once in a while you will see one brilliant person be inspired by another brilliant person in the near vicinity. This happens once for every hundred million times a "team" crushes the abilities of its members.
Science, even computer science, is not football.
I find myself sympathetic to this outlook. Via Weekly Roundup: The Passion Of Saint iGNUcius Edition.