D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

We have no idea how well we have it

Thursday, July 6, 2006 7:51 AM

Today I'm working on finishing up a coding project. Well, its actually due at the end of next week. You go through alot of emotions during a project...you have the storming of the group, where everyone jockeys for position, then you actually do the coding and work, test, have a few late nights where you may be cursing why you're up at 1AM working on something (albeit in the comfort of home), the pressure about profit and quality and all that good stuff about coding. You think about your job and where your career will take you, planning the next big trip or big purchase, thinking about retirement and what it'll be like to golf every day of the year...looking ahead at your life and wondering what you'll see when you're 65 and looking back at the journey you've taken.

And then there are people...children for that matter...that live through this. Now, you read something like that and the knee-jerk reaction is “That's horrible!”, but the secondary logical reaction should be “Verify the facts.”.

I did some Googling and found this article, detailing what's been going on. I also found this that reports on the human rights violations of the area in question. So the story is totally plausable even though its probably unthinkable for those of us in North America.

So keep things in perspective people...what we do is not life or death, its a job. I wonder if all the energy we spend arguing over architecture, language, and design could be bottled up and sold for better use elsewhere considering what's going on in the world around us.

Back to my project...

D




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