An old boss who now works at a market research corporation contacts me every once in a while and tries to recruit me. He thinks I would be a good fit. I keep saying how much I prefer to “keep my hands dirty in technology” and how it would never be a good fit. This is what he said in response:

“dude, you would…. a client just gave me a free copy of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise… you’re in the thick of innovation.”

Indeed.