How technical debt made me laugh


Me and my psychotherapist usually talk about emotional troubles caused by family and my work as software developer. In last weeks session, trying to explain some SHTF situation in my workplace, I ended with “…it’s only because we accumulated so much technical debt.”, then I excused “I’m sorry, didn’t want to be too technical…” and then asked her “…but do you know what I mean with ‘technical debt’?”

Without hesitation she answered “Yes, of course.”. I had to laugh. She told me that I was not the first one mentioning technical debt. I wonder what else she knows about our profession…