Friday, June 19, 2015

Tribal Perspective

It often amuses me how tribal we are; we have an incredible capacity to become specialised and expert over time and yet a pathetic inability to walk a mile in someone else's shoes. Even in the relatively new and progressive world of computer software development there are deep-seated tribal divisions. As the picture above suggests there's a constant battle between the left and right brain crowds and yet it's impossible to build a successful modern product without both skill-sets, not to mention managers, testers, salesmen, accountants, lawyers and tech-support. Ultimately we're all parasites of one kind or another, feeding off the life-investments of others, in my humble estimation the happiest people seem to realise and accept this fact.

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