Gerald M. Weinberg (Jerry) writes "nerd novels," such as The Aremac Project, Aremac Power, First Stringers, Second Stringers, The Hands of God, Freshman Murders, and Mistress of Molecules—about how brilliant people produce quality work. His novels may be found as eBooks at or on Kindle. Before taking up his science fiction career, he published books on human behavior, including Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, The Psychology of Computer Programming, Perfect Software and Other Fallacies, and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. He also wrote books on leadership including Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets of Consulting (Foreword by Virginia Satir), More Secrets of Consulting, and the four-volume Quality Software Management series. He incorporates his knowledge of science, engineering, and human behavior into all of writing and consulting work (with writers, hi-tech researchers, and software engineers). Early in his career, he was the architect for the Mercury Project's space tracking network and designer of the world's first multiprogrammed operating system. Winner of the Warnier Prize and the Stevens Award for his writing on software quality, he is also a charter member of the Computing Hall of Fame in San Diego and the University of Nebraska Hall of Fame. The book, The Gift of Time (Fiona Charles, ed.) honors his work for his 75th birthday. His website and blogs may be found at http://www.geraldmweinberg.com.
on Feb. 13, 2011 :
That's a nice short story about two people in love, on the brink of life-changing decision, being hindered by frequent differences that are threatening to became irreconcilable.
The depiction of feelings, appearing during the conflict, would sound true to anyone who lived at least once in a family.
The solution brings the "a-ha" feeling. Such a feeling usually comes after having worked hard to solve a complex problem, and then suddenly having found a simple solution resolving all issues ( It looks almost incredible - Why has it taken so long to find it?).
The feeling that is left unresolved after reading the story is a desire to be able to know how to find such solutions in everyday life.
(reviewed the day of purchase)