The Geek’s Creed

This is my computer. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My computer is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I master my life. My computer, without me, is useless. Without my computer, I am useless. I must operate my computer true. I must code cleaner than my competition who is trying to eat my lunch. I must out-code him before he out-codes me. I will….

My computer and myself know that what counts in technology is not what it looks like, the marketing hype, nor the claims we make. We know that it is the code that counts. We will code…

My computer is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weakness, its strength, its parts, its peripherals, its keyboard and its display. I will keep my computer clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…

Before the ever present electrons I swear this creed. My computer and myself are the defenders of my paycheck. We are the masters of our domain. We are the creators of interactivity. So be it, until the monitor goes dark and there is no more code, only Peace.