Ok I lied. It is a little bit nerdy. But I would argue it’s a little less nerdy then many would assume.
I love designing websites, and the prospect of earning a living doing just that makes my mouth water. But the reason I love designing websites may be a little different then some assume. Most people consider programmers, web designers, and pretty much anyone in computer related industries nerds. That may be more or less true, but how many people consider carpenters nerds? I certainly don’t, and you’d be hard pressed to find someone who does. But, as a web designer, I have enjoyed working with my friend Spencer Covey on various construction projects because I love building beautiful, functional things. Building websites is very similar in concept. No one loves building websites or programming because they love making tons of mathematical calculations or making arbitrary boring programs–well, maybe some do, but they would be the true nerds of the computer industry. The real fun in any of it, is getting clear concrete results, and solving problems. It is the same goal wether you are building a website, application, or a house. And that is why we aren’t all that much different from the rest of the world