inessential by Brent Simmons


Sheila: "...all your colleagues couldn't be closer to a nap..."

When I was young I thought, naively, that superior intelligence breeds superior morality.

The software industry, a group of smart people if there ever was one, proves how wrong I was. Looking around at Microsoft and the Open Source community and blah blah blah, I can't believe I ever thought what I thought.

The software industry is sick in bed with the flu, a thermometer sticking out of its mouth, its pillow cold with sweat, an untouched glass of flat ginger ale on the nightstand.