Motivation is a big part of programming for me. Why I do what I do…why write programs when there are many other options for what to do with the hours in which I work? And closely related, why write this kind of program vs another kind of program?
The answer for me is easy, but you won’t believe me. It’s trite…it’s expected…and heck, even an HBO Series is making fun of this part of Silicon Valley, but oh well…here goes:
I program computers to make the world a better place.
I’m a devout optimist and in a past life, figuratively speaking, I’ve gone on record at conferences in front of 2000+ people to the same effect. I was being genuine, that’s really who I am. The trick though, is it’s not for any reason you could probably think of…