9 Things Developers Want More Than Money
and why do *you* program?
Software By Rob has a great article about the 9 things developers want more than money.
This article is similar to the post I made earlier this year about why money doesn't bring happiness. Software By Rob covers it in more detail, but explains why why programmers do what they do without any compensation.
Personally, I love diving into new technologies because 1). I love solving complex problems; 2). I love being on the crest of the technology wave and looking at how to implement those technologies into everyday problems; and 3). I love to see the look on people's faces when you show them a brand new technology/gadget/technique.
Just those 3 simple things make my career worth getting up every morning and going to work.