Blue collar creed

I’ve seen stuff like this before, similar sayings and such, but never wrote them down. Anyway, this time it’s from Larry Wall’s State of the Onion address.

We the unwilling,
led by the unknowing,
are doing the impossible
for the ungrateful.
We have done so much for so long with so little
We are now qualified to do anything with nothing

It sums up a lot and applies well to the technology industry. Software development is pretty unrewarding, save the challenging yourself part. I could go off on a rant, but it’s the general feeling in any industry — nobody understands or appreciates what is involved.