Why Software Projects Are Always In Crisis

Once you've gone mountain biking, i's hard to get excited about riding a kid's tricycle. If you spend a lot of your time putting out fires, it's hard to get motivated to do things that aren't urgent. Take today, for example: I owe three dozen people feedback on their outlines of chapters for a book, and have 35 student biographies to edit, but since neither needs to be done right now, I'm going to write a blog entry, tidy up my desk, and wait for something on my calendar to start smoldering. Adrenaline is a very dangerous drug...
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