I was reading this article on Ten Reasons you’re a software developer (via
Vikram) and saw this sentence in point number 4:
Software developers are artists, using crude tools to render images, text, and logic on electronic palettes that transcend aesthetic appeal.
It reminded me of an old messenger conversation with Avinash:
Me: We’re artists. Code is poetry (tagline stolen
from WordPress). We create fascinating worlds where objects talk to
each other and achieve magnificent things. The sad thing is that
there is nobody to appreciate this other than ourselves. That’s when
we turn sadists.