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Cover of Time magazine. USA Today. A few segments on 60 Minutes. These opportunities are few and far between, but they can happen. Even if you're not one of the select few who are able to blow the roof off technology, at least you're still creating—building something truly original from your mind—and you're not just some drone on an assembly line. Even if you have to stick to a strict set of specifications, you are the architect of whatever project you have been assigned to, and there's glory in that. Plus, no one's going to be able to stop you if you've inserted "self-destruct" code into the tail-end of a script.