Referiu-me o Carlos recentemente o seguinte excerto, que achei interessante, da descrição de um livro:

Unrealistic schedules, unstable releases, continual overtime, and skyrocketing stress levels are legendary in the software development industry. Unlike traditional occupations such as accounting or administration, the software business is populated by programmers who are as creative and passionate about their work as musicians or artists. For most, it is a complete surprise when they enter the business world and find that internal politics, inept management, and unrealistic marketing drive the process rather than a structured and orderly approach based on technical issues and quality.

Da amazon, relativamente ao livro The Career Programmer: Guerilla Tactics for an Imperfect World.