thinking of selling my PDP-11/23+
doc at mdrconsult.com
Fri Jan 16 11:13:22 CST 2009
Dan Gahlinger wrote:
> what is it about completing a classic computing project that does that?
> I've completed two major projects, and find myself lacking,
> constantly thinking now what?
I don't think that's true for everyone in the hobby, but it certainly
is for me. I experience the same thinking in my job. Fortunately, as a
consultant, I build it or fix it and move on, leaving the day-to-day
drudge to somebody else. :)
Every job I've ever had was similar. When I made jewelry, I loved my
work, and apparently so did my customers, but the only piece that I wore
was the same plain silver earring that's been in my ear since '92 or so.
People who buy jigsaw puzzles almost never frame their work. The fun
is in solving the puzzles and seeing a result.
> the fun seems to not come from completing a classic computing project, but the doing,
> I guess our wives will never understand that ;)
Our wives understand that perfectly. They just expect us to clean up
our puzzles when we're done. :)
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