Louis over at lbrandy has a funny-yet-serious post on "Demotivating a (Good) Programmer" (found via Delicious popular links). Here's my favorite bit:
Developers hate three things, above all else, in increasing order of painfulness…
- Working on stuff that is easy
- Working on stuff that is tangential
- Working on stuff that no one will use
These are the three deadliest of deadly sins in the development world. Especially number three. Nothing will suck the life out of programmer faster than working on something he is certain no one will ever use.
I don't know about you, but I totally agree with number 3. I can still remember feeling upset about a project I invested 3 weeks in, 6 years ago, that was eventually thrown away. Grrr...
Tags: funny, motivation, career
posted @ Monday, October 20, 2008 12:01 PM