One of the things I enjoy most is learning and applying the basics of different creative disciplines and fields of work. I’ve found tremendous value in just learning how to do things myself. Even if it means spending an inordinate amount of time or money learning vs. just buying something off the shelf or paying someone. In some cases, even if it led to less than ideal outcomes, the learning along the way always makes it worthwhile.

One of the most interesting part is how work in unrelated discipline has affected the work of building software. Some examples:

In writing for this post, I stumbled into an similar academic concept called interdisciplinarity - the “combination of two or more academic disciplines in one activity”. More on this here.