"Why not? Why not? Why not not, then, if the best reasoning you can contrive is why not?" - David Foster Wallace
I do what I do because I like learning how things work, taking things apart and seeing what makes them tick. I like taking an idea I have and making something with it, and I like taking things that are broken and making them work. I think if I hadn't gone down the developer path, I might have liked to be a mechanic.
Mills Library, McMaster University
On 2011-09-28, at 1:44 PM, Eric Hellman wrote:
> I think it's a good question, worth asking about *every* dev position being hired for. I would be interested to hear an answer from others on the list. In fact, I think the price of putting a position announcement on Code4lib should be a willingness to answer "why?". And "why not?" is a pretty pathetic answer.
> For me, I'm doing what I'm doing because I think it's important and because no one else is doing it. I hope there are many other with a similar answer.