The Wabi Sabi aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". This blog is about applying that aesthetic to software, cognition and philosophy.
Hello Brian,Excellent article. I was an English major at Wesleyan who went on to become a modern dancer and then a programmer. (I was hooked once I discovered that computers only "understand" 0 and 1.) My creativity, ability to think independently and to communicate my thoughts, to listen to others and to work collaboratively, and to see "the whole picture" have served me well as a programmer. It's encouraging to know that there are techies out there who understand the importance of these qualities. A major focus for me is usability and I think the above skills are key in developing software that is user-friendly and user-centric. Much more so than being able to write complex algorithms in the blink of an eye.
As a fellow WesAlum I'd be happy to connect on LinkedIn :-)
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