In 2008, I said: “I’m a programmer. I work largely on the .NET platform. I’m interested in developing my ideas about software engineering and all that is implied by that.”

In 2016, I said: “I’m not a programmer any more, but I still program. I’m more interested in how to make technology work in my little corner of the world; and that means people, processes, projects and technology. I’m still mostly in the MS / .NET world. I’m interested in whether now everyone knows how to be a user, can we give better tools to people to build something better without being a developer? Something that is less than a full system, but more than a wiki page or a spreadsheet.”


2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi, just wanted to introduce myself because we seem to have similar history and interests. My name is Jim Christopher; I was in a PhD program for Cognitive Psychology but unlike you I dropped out after my MA. I was programming for fun and decided to make a career out of it.

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know I’m slurping your blog now. Good luck with the testing drive; perhaps one day we can compare notes.


  2. Sam,

    You need to contact me immediately. We are in the final stages of editing the 97 things book and your axiom has some suggested modifications. I don’t have your email address.

    Richard Monson-Haefel
    Editor, 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know

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