Hey Bob, This is the most interesting and timely article and idea I've encountered in a long time. I know a number of people burnt out from working for dotcoms and web design firms. I've not (yet) encountered some of the more severe results mentioned in the article (of course, I might just not know), but if relationship- and family-neglect can be considered the tip of the iceberg (or perhaps the first sign of trouble), then I know several people wading in troubled waters. I heard on NPR yesterday that the US national productivity (harder work = less life) is at an all-time high, and they were speculating when people would start saying that money/affluence aren't worth the life sacrifices. I have friends who bought a small farm in rural Maryland, and started a family. He's a former sys-admin type. She's now an at-home mom, but from a family of programmers. They seems quite pleased with the shift in direction they've taken with their life. I wonder how many of us will find ourselves taking u-turns somewhere down this road. Anyway, I think I'll email Joe Clark and see what he's up to. Cheers, Marlene > ---------- > From: Bob Davis > > This has nothing to do with programming, developing, writing or anything > specific to the actual work you do. Rather, it's about how our work > affects > our lives and how it's breaking some people. It's very interesting. > > http://www.fawny.org/parallel.html > > Link courtesy of Zeldman.