Logical art

  • Rands in Repose has written a thoughtful article “Signs of Art” where he asks “Is software art”?

I think I’ll answer “Hell yeah”.

The most important thing in software development is motivation. Motivation is local — if you aren’t motivated by what you are working on right now then chances are it’s not going to be anywhere near as good as it could be. In fact, it’s probably going to suck.

Food for thought, eh?

  • Jason’s talk about the lessons learnt while building Basecamp is a must-hear, especially the part about the four main tenets – reducing mass, embracing constraints, getting real in the process of development and managing debt.