This article about “Duct Tape Programmers” excerpts another article with interviews from great coders. I just had to share this fantastic quote from Jamie Zawinski
“Yeah,” he says, “At the end of the day, ship the fucking thing! It’s great to rewrite your code and make it cleaner and by the third time it’ll actually be pretty. But that’s not the point—you’re not here to write code; you’re here to ship products.”
I’m a big fan of “the proper amount of abstraction”, but I think its important to remember the scope of each thing we’re working on. Rock on jwz.
I love Seth Godin’s blog. Its technology aware but focuses people, which is why we have this technology, right?
Anyway, he makes the point in his latest post titeld “I need more time” that more time doesn’t necessarily lead to better decisions.