Knowledge is a funny thing.  Once you get it, as long as you keep using it, and remember it - it's yours.  It's the direct opposite of a material good.  If I buy a really nice bottle of wine, or a cool t-shirt with a shark on it, eventually the wine's gone, the t-shirt faded from wear and use.  

But when you learn something, the more you use it, and share it, the more completely it becomes yours.

On Friday, my co-worker C. and I were reviewing some code together, when I saw something he'd put in a controller.  "Oh," I said, "that's really business logic, and should be in a service, I think."

I only really learned the distinction myself a few jobs ago.  But it's stuck with me.  I feel really, really good about it.  

AuthorMako Allen
Categories365 Gratitude