It serves well to remember what inspires
It serves well to remember what inspires. I repeat here a paragraph from Ivan Sutherland followed by links to read the rest.
"I, for one, am and will always remain a practicing technologist. When denied my minimum daily adult dose of technology, I get grouchy. I believe that technology is fun, especially when computers are involved, a sort of grand game or puzzle with ever so neat parts to fit together. I have turned down several lucrative administrative jobs because they would deny me that fun. If the technology you do isnâ€™t fun for you, you may wish to seek other employment. Without the fun, none of us would go on." ..Ivan Sutherland
I came to read this paragraph prompted by James Gosling's Weblog recommending to read his essay on Technology and Courage. I shall not leave a link to the article here as I am hoping you would go there after reading James Gosling's note on it. :)