I love working in the embedded world. Hardware + software = a great time and a great career.
I came across this fantastic quote by Steve Wozniak in “Making it Big in Software,” by Sam Lightstone. Woz is talking about designing the Apple II:
“And I did every piece of software from the ground up, through applications that you can’t pin down for any one of them. The hardware was so interrelated that I can’t really divide it into software and hardware alone. Those days were that way. Today, if you work on embedded processors, you put a little microprocessor into a small product. That’s the job in the world that I would love to this day! That’s what I did back then; it mixed both hardware and software.”
Sounds like Woz wants my job. 🙂