Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
The Man Behind 'The Incredibles', an interview of Brad Bird by Terry Gross.
There is a great part in the interview where Brad quotes an animator for Disney that he was working under at one point. Brad recalls talking to one of the great old Disney animator, telling him what an amazing draftsman he was and got this response:
"I'm not that good a draftsman, I just don't quit so easy."
It immediately reminded me of something I read on the Omni Groups' website years ago, about applying for jobs with them. I can't find the exact quote since I don't think it's up there anymore (this was circa 2000/2001)- but it used to say they were looking for the type of programmers who "won't ever quit working on a problem just because they run into obstacles" or something along those lines...
That made a big impression on me back then, especially since I was really starting to get into programming.
It's cool to see other professions share that wisdom as well. It's obvious, but I just don't hear it said very much.
-- posted 6:34 pm