TITLE: Woody Allen Is On Line 1 AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: August 06, 2009 11:59 AM DESC: ----- BODY: An excerpt from an interview at Gaping Void:
Some days, the work is tedious, labour-intensive and as repetitive as a production line in a factory. ... The key is having a good infrastructure. ... But none of it works without discipline. Early on in my career, I was told that success demanded one thing above all others: turning up. Turning up every bloody day, regardless of everything.
This was said by artist Hazel Dooney, but it could just as well been said by a programmer -- or a university professor. One thing I love about the agile software world is its willingness to build new kinds of tools to support the work of programmers. Isn't it ironic? Valuing people over tools makes having the right tools even more important. -----