An ode to software

Software, collectively among the greatest literary works of mankind and more so now than ever. Remarkable feats of architecture, testaments to the extent of human creativity – this is my passion for software. I get to play god, the master and builder of my own microcosmic universe.

I’ve read some sci-fi stories, the kind where vastly superior aliens arrive and deliver a dire manifesto, that we are to be judged. A single chance to prove that we are worthy beings or face extinction. Yeah, I would offer and urge these aliens to consider the community of a nice open source repository. GitHub or SourceForge – stellar examples of our creativity and technology, the complexity of our ideas, the sophistication of our interaction, and our spirit of collaboration.