Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Care and Commitment - Don't even get started without them


Programming is very difficult. To do it well requires a phenomenal amount of commitment. To motivate yourself and keep yourself committed, you need to have pride in what you're doing. If instead you consider yourself a mechanical assembly line worker, [...] then you're not going to have enough interest in what you're doing to do it well.

This is from an interesting article about broken windows, technical dept and careful firemen.

I personally like to share this belief. I like to see Software Development as craft rather than chore... but maybe this is a bit a romantic, blindfolded self-perception, and we wanna-be alpha-geeks are all just divas in disguise ...

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