Chris, another great installment! I found this one particularly entertaining because I don't come from the artistic side of the world. I have long come from the business side. I got my degree in Business Administration and Finance. Programming is just something that I'm good at and people will pay me well to do it. And, as you're pointing out here and in some of your other articles, they also pay me better than average because I speak their language.
This was a fun reminder to me of where other programmers are coming from. You see, I don't spend my evenings writing the next killer app, or even a mildly cool one. I just took 2 1/2 months off between contracts. During that time, I had a couple of days where I got really motivated to learn .Net and write some cool software for myself, but that quickly faded. I ended up spending most of my time either perusing new contract opportunities, reading a couple of business books, taking mid-day naps, and watching DVDs while racking up miles on my treadmill. And when I do have work to do (like now) I prefer to spend my evenings away from the computer, out in the real world, with my girlfriend, playing tennis, taking a walk down by the water, or cruising around on my Goldwing. You know, trying to actually live life a little instead of just "make a living".
Keep these articles coming, they're great!