2006-Apr-07 Foreword to “Eric Sink on the Business of Software”
From The Joel on Software Translation Project
Original article: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/BusinessofSoftware.html
“Did I ever tell you the story of my first business?
“Let me see if I can remember the whole thing. I was fourteen, I think. They were running some kind of a TESOL summer institute at the University of New Mexico, and I was hired to sit behind a desk and make copies of articles from journals if anybody wanted them.
“There was a big urn full of coffee next to the desk, and if you wanted coffee, you helped yourself and left a quarter in a little cup. I didn’t drink coffee, myself, but I did like donuts and thought some nice donuts would go well with the coffee.”
Foreword to “Eric Sink on the Business of Software”