16 April 2008

All I need is a programmer

This excellent blog posting reminds me of the time that one of the executives at $DAYJOB referred to programmers as "monkeys". It was clear to me at the time that he was simultaneously trying to express that we were all interchangeable and somehow he was trying to motivate us too.

His comment was actually wonderfully honest; in ten seconds I learned exactly what he thought of us and our work.