stage 0 (illusionment): WOW i got a job at $FAMOUS_TECH_COMPANY so excited to be part of something bigger than myself and contribute to the magnum opus that is the computer revolution. Change the world!
stage 1 disillusionment: we are shipping buggy, unmaintainable, resource-hogging, fragile crap software because there's no financial incentive for craftsmanship
stage 2 disillusionment: the "tech industry" hasn't invented a new, useful technology in the last 10 years, maybe longer
@machado I think of most tech industry work as being mostly a way to extract dollars from venture capitalists to redistribute them to our needy family members back home. With any other value created being an accidental by-product.
(I'm lucky enough to have found a job where i don't have to compromise my values in order to do so. There aren't enough of these jobs to go around, unfortunately.)
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