Derek Sivers - Programming is like Songwriting:
"As I get more and more into programming, I'm constantly struck with how similar it feels to songwriting. [...]
- It makes me jump out of bed at 2 AM wanting to try the ideas in my head to see if they work. - Being the programmer in the company is like being the songwriter in the band. You're the one that creates the thing that the rest of the organization is there to promote and support. - Most real songwriters and programmers would be doing this even if they never made a dime."