TITLE: Writing a Book Is Like Flying A Spaceship AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: April 09, 2013 3:16 PM DESC: ----- BODY: I've always liked this quote from the preface of Pragmatic Ajax, by Gehtland, Galbraith, and Almaer:
Writing a book is a lot like (we imagine) flying a spaceship too close to a black hole. One second you're thinking "Hey, there's something interesting over there," and a picosecond later, everything you know and love has been sucked inside and crushed.
Programming can be like that, too, in a good way. Just be sure to exit the black hole on the other side. -----