The consulting work I’m doing is reminding me (in larger software companies) how much “work” time is necessarily spent communicating and discussing – leaving little time for “actual work”.

A co-worker of mine at a BigCo in a former life had this on a poster in her cube1:

Meetings, the practical alternative to work.

There are definite time sucks for indy developers too, but they are in completely different areas.

  1. As mentioned previously. [back]