Building the tech instead of building the product
There's an old mantra in game development: "Don't make a game engine, make a game." - Confucius, 1337 A.D.
It's a wise saying, because we game developers have so much fun making the underlying foundations, that we never get around to adding the actual gameplay. Verdagon
Building tools is fun - the challenge is maintaining them. For those that could do both sustainably have the potential to reap the productivity reward from having tools that are optimized for their workflow.
- Software Engineering