Re: Handling developers, "the zone" and other myths

Subject: Re: Handling developers, "the zone" and other myths
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2002 17:35:25 -0300

Emily Berk wrote:

Why would you doubt that certain people doing certain jobs at certain times need to NOT be interrupted?

I don't doubt that they would prefer to be uninterrupted. When I'm focusing, I would have the same preference.

However, I do question:

- That programmers have any more need for lack of interruption than anyone else.

- That it's realistic to expect not to be interrupted in the typical office. Learning to work around interruptions is simply a basic necessity.

No doubt my attitude is colored by having been a manager from time to time. A lot of the talk about "the zone" is simply copping an attitude - and that's something that can disrupt an entire office, not just a single individual.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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