From Eugene Ferguson’s Engineering and the Mind’s Eye:
The conversion of an idea to an artifact, which engages both the designer and the maker, is a complex and subtle process that will always be far closer to art than to science.
Quoted by Glenn Vanderburg in his great talk on why software development is an engineering discipline.
I have the hardest time remembering what I’ve read and when I’ve read it. I’ve started several books over the past few months, but here are the ones I’ve enjoyed enough to finish:
We are losing the capacity for attention. By which I mean the ability to focus on something and to think about it. And if we lose that ability, how then is God going to be the central, organizing thing in our lives? How are we going to become God-centered in our thoughts if we are fragmented in our thoughts? And God-honoring in our lives, if in fact our lives are just bits and pieces of information? That’s the problem.
A great interview by Tony Reinke at Desiring God with David Wells and Arthur Hunt. There’s also a good summary if you don’t want to listen to the whole thing.
I’m not sure which is better – the deadpan delivery or the awkward laughter.