As my teammates are scrambling late into the night to finish a prototype for tomorrow morning, I’m struck by why I love developers. We’re optimists at our core. I mean, have you ever met a developer that, committed to a vision of what’s possible, didn’t *want* to think that s/he could get a project done in ½ the time it’ll actually take? :)
Even the cynics are idealists; they’re just the flip side of the same character – seeing possibilities, seeking some kind of truth… the cynical developers have just been knocked around a bit.
I think the fact that software is pretty much unlimited in its potential applications is the reason that I get to work with people I like so much. Developers are an inspired group.