Rummaging around in my old files, I stumbled upon a rather colorful reference to micro management effects on software developers. Serves as a reminder to always seek to empower creative people, not put them on a shorter leash. Also, to write shorter sentences.
(The context is a short story about the bursting of the dot-com bubble, which at the time I referred to as a “giant financial zit on the face of modern economy”.)
the flubbery1 white flesh of middle-aged humanoids with exponentially decaying2 motivation and
unhealthy Internet habits3.Anonymous
- You’ll want to watch the movie Flubber (Disney Pictures, 1997) to fully understand this reference.
- Motivation(t)=Motivation0e-λt (where Motivation0 is the quantity of motivation at time t=0).
- Surfing for porn, no doubt.