Wednesday, November 4, 2009

This month's issue of Pragmatic Programmers Magazine

This month's issue of the Pragmatic Programmer's magazine is out and as always it is interesting, and in an unexpected way. This magazine continues to look at things a bit differently. For example, there is an article on hand writing a letter...remember when people did that? Its interesting to look at what has been gained and lost by the transition.

I have an article in this month's issue on interruptions, specifically interruptions of people who think for a living. I explore the idea that most current attempts to limit interruptions are doomed to failure because they place the cost of the interruption on the wrong person. Go read the article to learn more!

1 comment:

  1. Excellent article Brian. It inspired me for a blog-post. I remember being angry at people for being interrupted, and getting blank stares when explaining that trivial questions actually take 15-20mins to recover from. Or that the headphones really aren't only for listening to music.

    I just hope when this gets more attention, developers (and other knowledge/thought workers) will slowly start to get the environment they can thrive at.