Chad Fowler: Valueless Software

Chad Fowler: “Something I learned as a saxophonist is that the less valuable the direct output of that which you practice, the more emphasis you will place on the act of practicing. […] A few years ago, a friend of mine read an eastern philosophy book called (something like) The Path With No Destination. At the time, it sounded like a pretty hokey title. But, over the past couple of years, I’ve thought about it often. I don’t even know what the book is about, but the title has taken on its own meaning to me. Whether it’s music, programming, work, or life in general, you generally spend a lot more time on the “path” than you do at the “goal”. Your experience will be richer and you’ll learn a lot more if you keep that in mind.”

The above was posted to my personal weblog on March 25, 2003. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.

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