Q: What motivates you?14-Jun-2005
Making things people love alongside other people who are motivated to make things people love.
There’s nothing better than working on a project where you have a clear idea of what your customers want, with easy communication with people who can tell you what they expect, and almost enough resources to make it all happen smoothly. It doesn’t often come together like this, but when it does it’s magic.
I once declared that I’d rather resign than work on a project that used a dongle. It’s the dilemma of software engineering that your end-users aren’t always motivated by the same things as your stakeholders. Rights management technology usually makes management happy and your customers unhappy.
I don’t think I’d actually resign if I had to work on such a project, but I wouldn’t be very motivated.
Love of my family and friends is what I live for.
That truthful, yet soppy and schmaltzy explanation makes me uncomfortable enough to require a good distraction. Hey! Look down here, it’s a random walk through another nicely observed description of love…
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