My boss and I have a little software business on the side. Our product was getting a little old, so I was trying to figure out how to move from old Microsoft technology to new Microsoft technology. I scribbled down a couple of thoughts on Friday, came home and converted the scribbles into working code over the next 24 hours. My wife wanted to know what I was doing. I tried showing her what I was trying to do but I couldn’t seem to simplify enough. Eventually I found the key, “Our product was in French. I’m converting it to English.”

There’s a ways to go, but now the direction is clear. Why write a scripting language when Bill Gates has given us C# and