Today was the last day of one of my coworkers, who is retiring after 38 years with my group.
And this afternoon I had the honor of looking at an output file from a piece of software that my group is responsible for, that a different coworker was using to do actual, legitimate work. Printed clearly at the bottom of the file was an indication that it was
Our departing coworker was the “old wisened guru” of the office, and even some of our code predates him. Your work may not seem timeless now, but you never know how long it will last. And the better you are at what you do, the more likely that it will last far beyond your expectations.