Etsy respects the trade of
engineering. Code as Craft. Theﬁrst time I came to Etsy there was a quilt over the roomwhere the engineers sat, it said "We [heart] engineers." - Bill Massie, Software Engineer
If companies really want their
workers to produce, theyshould try to impart a sense of meaning—not justthrough vision statements but by allowing employees tofeel a sense of completion and ensuring that a job welldone is acknowledged. -- Dan Ariely, The Upside of Irrationality (2010)
There is a quality even
meaner than outrightugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality isthe dishonest mask of pretended order, achievedby ignoring or suppressing the real order that isstruggling to exist and to be served. Jane Jacobs The Death and Life of Great American Cities 1961
Photo credits• Fred Wilson deploying:
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/allspaw/5436215259/• Eatsy: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/zsqr0000/5594193193/• Coding and guitar: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/zsqr0000/5181883749/• Milo pushing deploy: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/zsqr0000/5269002895/• Eating at desk: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/jshiell/2498464557/• Just ship tshirt: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70249006/just-ship-knuckle-tattoo-tshirt• Women on assembly line: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1992000956/PP/• B-25 bomber: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1992001167/PP/ • Planes lined up: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/llarsonphotography/2434063007/• Jane Jacobs: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c37838
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