You know how sometimes you actually find something in your e-mail worth forwarding? This is sort of the same thing— I ran across a "Developer Manifesto" while trolling through a vendor Web site and thought I would share it with you. I wouldn't tattoo it on your forearm or anything, but it sums up what developers are about nicely.
From the Business Objects web site:
We make the hard, easy.
We make the impossible, possible.
We look at different things.
We look at the same things differently.
We speak at least three languages.
Code, business and our native tongue.
We know everything about some things.
We know something about most things.
We want to know more.
We value logic.
We appreciate abstractions.
We enjoy the logic inside the abstraction.
We care about what we build.
We value our impact on customer success.
We drive innovation, and learn from mistakes.
We change what people think.
We change how businesses work.
Sometimes, we change the world.