Understanding the Psychology of Programming

By Deane Barker on March 31, 2003

Understanding the Psychology of Programming: Here’s a great little article, again from my buddy Chris, about programmers and how to maintain peak creativity. Very much worth reading:

“In his research, Csikszentmihalyi cites the case of a famous computer researcher who made a lot of discoveries in the computer field who said that all his best ideas came to him in the shower. He said that he believed his firm lost several million dollars during his employment because it did not install a $14,000 shower in his office. ‘When he moved to a new firm that had a shower,’ wrote Csikszentmihalyi, ‘his ideas kept coming out.’”