I have to disagree partly with tangent, but I am only talking about my personal feelings on the subject. Many of the things I have to do at work are not necessarily very interesting per se, but I nonetheless enjoy very much writing the program that will do what is needed and solve the issue. I completely agree with Rolf (LanX) on every point, especially on the first one: the deep satisfaction of problem solving. But this is of course a personal mindset, I fully appreciate that others may see things differently.
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