Mark J. Balbes, Ph.D., Vice President of Architecture at Asynchrony, examines this issue in this article for ADT Magazine:
You’re sitting in your nice comfortable cubicle that you’ve occupied for the last three years, working on the code you’ve been crafting for the past two months, it’s every aspect and interface a reflection of your thought processes and coding skills. Your Gantt charts show that you are on plan and heading to an on-time delivery of your piece of a larger project. Smiling and self-satisfied with your own success, you look over to the photo of your wife and children sitting prominently on your desk next to the bookshelf filled with your college text books, technical manuals and, of course, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams. As you reach for the phone to make your daily 2:35 p.m. phone call to your wife (right after the kids go down for their nap), you make sure to keep your voice down so as not to disturb the serene quiet that envelopes the office, disturbed only by the gentle click, click, click of keyboards.
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