It’s been a warm week here the foothills of the Smokies. The snow is gone as quickly as it came. There are those who call Tennessee weather “unpredictable”. I like to think of it as “agile weather”.
It’s warm enough that the salamanders have come out, to the great delight of the chickens. This one was preserved from a fowl fate by a concerned child.
I’m noticing that the topic of empathy is starting to be discussed more and more and developer circles. In retrospect, it’s strange that it has taken so long to come to the fore. After all, in a way it’s the core skill determining our success or failure on a project. Our job is to teach an inanimate object to behave as if it cares about a user’s desires, and can anticipate their needs. How can we do that without empathy?