The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Monday, January 07, 2008

I think this horse is beyond glue now …

I no longer find Scott Hanselman's Ultimate Developer Tool list inspiring. Instead, it's fatiguing. The pace of change in the world of software is relentless. We're so inundated with the Shiny and the New that the very concepts themselves start to disintegrate, the words repeated over and over and over until they devolve into a meaningless stream of vowels and consonants. “Shiny” and “new” become mundane, even commonplace. It's no longer unique for something to be new, no longer interesting when something is shiny. Eventually, you grow weary of the endless procession of shiny new things.

The Magpie Developer

Jeff Atwood's rant on the everchanging landscape of the Computer Industry (read the whole thing—it's worth it) expands upon my continuing rant against control panels.

But this, perhaps, is my argument in a nutshell:

I'm about to admit something odd, and perhaps career-threatening: I'm sick of learning.

There, I said it, and I feel better.

Do Yourself a Favor and Stop Learning

Read that as well.

It's just that at times, I'm running as fast as I can just to stay in place.

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