EppsNet Archive: Responsibility

How Are You Doing?

24 Sep 2016 /

I feel like I’m confronting the challenges of existence pretty effectively, with the following exceptions: the inevitability of death, freedom and its attendant responsibility, existential isolation, and meaninglessness.


I wonder what the world would be like if we all took responsibility for what we were contributing or not contributing to it.

Posted by on 19 Apr 2016

The Professional Programmer

29 Jun 2010 /

The single most important trait of a professional programmer is personal responsibility. Professional programmers take responsibility for their career, their estimates, their schedule commitments, their mistakes, and their workmanship.

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Barack Obama’s Impersonation of Harry Truman

23 Jun 2010 /

What has defined us as a nation since our founding is the capacity to shape our destiny–our determination to fight for the America we want for our children. Even if we’re unsure exactly what that looks like. Even if we don’t yet know precisely how we’re going to get there. We know we’ll get there.

Barack Obama, “Remarks by the President to the Nation on the BP Oil Spill”
 
Harry Truman

Or, as Harry Truman might have put it: There is as yet no consensus on where the buck stops. And so I’ve established a national commission to understand the buck’s velocity and the degree of kinetic friction between the buck and the surface across which it is traveling. Even if we don’t know precisely where the buck is going to stop, we know it’ll get there.