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The Developer's Code by Ka Wai Cheung

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Essay 21 Invest in a Good Work Environment

Ever notice the difference between a cheap roll of Saran Wrap and an expensive roll? For spendthrifts, it’s hard to justify paying twice as much money for a roll of sticky plastic. But the differences are obvious. A great roll is easy to tug. It doesn’t cling too vigorously on itself but sticks snuggly over a bowl. Most importantly, a great roll tears off easily.

At the grocery store, it’s tempting to opt for the cheap brand; after all, we’re talking about Saran Wrap. But the few dollars we save initially is paid back each time we have a frustrating experience ripping off that stretched, unsticky piece of plastic.

Multiply the Saran Wrap experience with everything else we might do in the kitchen. ...

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