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Chapter 7. Homo Logicus > Programmers Exchange Success for Understanding

Programmers Exchange Success for Understanding

Homo logicus are driven by an irresistible desire to understand how things work. By contrast, Homo sapiens have a strong desire for success. Programmers also want to succeed, but they will frequently accept failure as the price to pay for understanding.

An old joke about engineers gives some insight into this need to understand:


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