Software Materialism

21 Feb 2023

How many times we write software to finish a product and then think about moving on to the next shiny project. And then the next. And the next. Resumes are filled with acronyms.

What if we stick around in the first project and nurture it. Maintain it. Manage it. Optimise it. Grow it slowly. Focus on perfecting it. This reminds me of the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi where Jiro’s aim in life is to perfect the art of making sushi. I feel immense satisfaction in maintaining and optimising a software project rather than looking for the next project so that I can up-skill again.

There is a satisfaction in maintaining and moving the needle slowly rather than always be chasing and building shiny new projects.

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