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I think I disagree with what he's saying here. When someone takes pride in their craft and craftmanship, that care and thoughtfulness tends to bubble up to the surface for users.

You can see the difference between a chair made by hand by a carpenter who wanted to make the perfect chair and one made by a carpenter who wanted to get it over with.

Now on the other hand, you have two extreme ends:

1) The 'architect' who creates 4 layers of class hierarchies and factory-factories

2) And the guy who doesn't indent his code and types all of it in notepad.exe

I guess the key is to take pride and put thoughtfulness into what you do without losing sight of the fact that there's a end-user at the end who needs to use your work.




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