“If it’s not documented, it doesn’t exist.” -unknown
The thing I’ve read that most describes why I like to program is the section titled “The Joys of the Craft” from chapter one of “The Mythical Man-Month” by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
“As the child delights in his mud pie, so the adult enjoys building things, especially things of his own design.”
“The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination.”
“The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life, showing things that never were nor could be.”