6.07.2008

The Under-appreciated Designer

So, there's a designer.


And they built a pond.

And they spent a lot of time dreaming of and executing the pond.

But the pond was not loved by all for all eternity.

And was taken down.


I think this is the equivalent of copious, unnecessary code comments... 

/* so this next bit was really tricky, and I owe a lot of thanks to Bob P. and TheMuckityMucker for helping me figure it out */

People wanting to leave some mark on this world, but not having Oprah's charisma, Buffet's money, or Brad Pitt's face.... and not seeing that you leave your mark every day in 1000 small ways.





1 comment:

Phoebe said...

I think it's not so much wanting to leave a mark as wanting people who see the finished result to understand that it wasn't easy to get there. Because people who have no idea of how to do X do tend to assume that doing X requires little or no skill / talent / ability.

Every once in a while, I get a tax return that turns out really skinny, despite taking a horrific amount of time. And I get tempted to print all the worthless worksheets and supplemental statements that we never stuff into returns (because we joke that people who do so are billing by the pound), because "I spent a lot of time making sure that the handful of numbers on your return were presented in the most-appropriate way" sounds like a lame excuse, whereas "your tax return is half an inch thick" leads people to believe it should be worth a lot of money.