When hackers get the blues

[ Thanks to Sam
for this link. ]

“One of the results of this lack of personal
interaction is the black dog. Something we call depression and
something which is all too common in society at large and equally
or more so among hackers.

“Depression is an intensely personal thing and most people are
often too scared to even admit that they are prone to it. Thus,
when someone opens up and creates a forum for sharing about this
malady, it tends to garner plenty of followers.

“When Arjen Lentz decided to give a short talk about depression
in the hacking community at the Open Source Developers’ Conference
in 2008, he wasn’t sure about the kind of response he would


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