The Euphoria of Software Architecting

by on Apr.18, 2014, under - Show All Posts

I have such a love for the process of architecting software — I don’t even care if it’s interesting software — just software! I was helping a friend with 6.005 — designing a simple chat client — this week, and I had a truly euphoric experience. I wrote to another friend afterwards:

“I’ve entered a state that Walter Pater described as the ‘quickend multiplied consciousness’
I was snapped into this by helping my friend design a chat client in Java
for his class
and it was just such a wonderful thing to architect software
to go and explore
in that unknown but familiar joyful realm, that Narnia
that lies through the looking glass of my computer screen
encountering objects never seen before
forging within the smithy of my soul the uncreated bones of a world
I can’t help but be poetic as I describe it”

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