Wil Shipley: “If you farm, youâ€™ll have to purchase seed up-front, and work on it for a season before you see any profits. And every season youâ€™ll plow most the profits (literally) back into the land and salaries and your mortgage. You husband the soil to ensure that itâ€™ll keep providing for you for years and years. If youâ€™re lucky, and if you do a good job, youâ€™ll gather a following, sales will increase, and eventually you may make a tidy living. But every season, no matter how rich you get, youâ€™re going to be back out there, breaking your back and working with the soil. When you finally retire, if youâ€™ve done a good job, the soil is as good as when you first got it, and your farm will live on.”
A great piece on nurturing software. Great software takes care and feeding, Wil is a great software developer, and continually turns the virtual soil of Delicious Library.
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