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Re: I am (not) a ...

by flyingmoose (Priest)
on May 08, 2004 at 22:18 UTC ( #351779=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I am (not) a ...

At work, I am an instrument of the machine. In spirit, I am all the things in this thread. What we do should be art, and when something is ugly...well, hey, I want no part of it.

Dear Programming God, help me from becoming one with the machine.

Working for my company... It's like asking Michelangelo to paint houses. Sadly, most of us paint houses most of the time... it's just something we've got to do to find those little places where we can create a Sistine Chapel ceiling when no one is noticing.


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Re: Re: I am (not) a ...
by zetetes (Pilgrim) on May 10, 2004 at 19:26 UTC
    yeah, of course they ask you painting houses. but doesn't it depend on how you paint the houses? didn't they ask michelangelo to please paint that chapel ceiling and the way he did made it special in the end?

    of course the do have to give you enough freedom to make a sistine chapel out of painting the house, and seldomly they do so.

    update:
    oh yes, and for the artist:
    I am all the things in this thread.

    i once read about the japanese zen art of flower arrangement (ikebana). they meditate until 'everything is there' and they only have to put it the right way. sounds interesteing.

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