Just like being awake is more than just having your eyes open, going to work should be more than just being at a workplace trading time for money. It should be meaningful. But where does meaning come from? Of course, it comes from ourselves. We put meaning into things, and share our meanings with others, and teach each other how to build meaning out of what is in front of us.
Buster’s on to something here. He’s articulating one of the qualities I find in the best developers: what they do has meaning and matters to their personality. They are working to make things that result in greater happiness for themselves and others. Their passion is manifest in the quality of their code.
You should also check out Buster’s personal site. He’s got a neat info-graphics, personal data-mining thing going on there.