Johnny the Automator

This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to existing software companies is entirely coincidental.

Johnny is a programmer. He likes to solve difficult problems: eliminating race conditions, improving performance, and fixing issues everyone else gave up on. In this way, he expresses loyalty to his company. Colleagues respect Johnny, as does his boss, Jessica. That makes Johnny a happy programmer.

One day, Jessica calls him into her office. Continue reading