I came across this inspiring article about the technology industry in a blog by Michael Mace here is the link to the article
This really is inspiring for people who have been in the tech industry for long amounts of time. there are a lot of times when some one comes to you and says, ok you have had enough of the tech industry lets move you on to some thing else there are more pays etc. but then the die hard technology workers always refuse. The thrill that comes from seeing some thing amazing happen is unmatched by any other job, you get to invent on a daily basis you see the miracles happening as a matter of fact you make the miracles happen.
here is the portion from the post that inspired me the most
There was a lot of demand for fonts, so I would go to Mac trade shows and sell the fonts from a booth, $30 or so a pop. I didn’t get rich, but it was fun and I learned a lot. One of the things I learned was that you have to take the work really seriously, even on something as trivial as fonts. A man walked up to me at one of the shows. He didn’t look like one of the technophiles there, just a normal guy in his 30s, someone you might run into at the gas station. He spoke with a slight southern accent.
“I like your fonts,” he said, and smiled.
“Thanks!” I said. One of the coolest things about those shows was that you got to talk to customers.
“Especially that one.” He pointed to a font that imitated calligraphy, lots of curves and soft angles. “When my niece died, we used it to make the engraving for the tombstone.”
I thanked him and expressed my condolences, as politely and gently as I could. But I was in shock the whole time. I thought my fonts were for throwaways, things like flyers or newsletters that people glanced at and then tossed. It was fun to make them, and a good learning experience, but I wasn’t expecting anyone to use them for anything serious. Certainly not as serious as saying goodbye to a loved one who died young.
What it taught me was that making a new enabling technology is a trust. You don’t know what people might do with it in their lives, and so you should always take it very seriously and make sure it really works the way you promise it will. Because chances are, in a world this big, someone will depend on it an awful lot.
so this goes to all of you tech workers. people might not recognize yo, you might not be the most popular ones around but what you do is really making a difference in other persons life.