Published on 26 Oct 2008. Tagged with programming.
On computer programming. The blog post as a whole is not particularly remarkable but the beginning speaks to me:
With programming, you are in charge of not only the Platonic ideal but also the real-world implementation of any solution. The implementation always sucks, but nonetheless people don't just put up with it but actually seem to think that what you have produced is innovative and life-enhancing.
It's sort of like you're a combination architect / builder, but you're a really terrible one.
It's funny because it's true. Or at least true enough.