Hexagram 3: Golden Code
The code is written and shines with the splendor of ten thousand suns.
The design has been converted to code. Though it looks cryptic and obscure, it shines with inner beauty. The Wise One stands in awe at the accomplishment and savors the moment. Only the fool rushes to the test floor to try it out.
- Line 6 -- Trouble reports arrive from the beta site. The splendor of the accomplishment is diminished in the eyes of the user. The Wise One contemplates the source of his error and strives to remove it.
- Line 5 -- The code compiles, but the system takes a stop. That which is beautiful still contains flaws. The Wise One removes his bugs and tries again, for he knows these setbacks are but temporary.
- Line 4 -- The design contains much beauty, but the code does not reflect this splendor. Much needs to be reprogrammed. The Wise One cheerfully takes up the task, knowing from ugliness arises beauty. Only the fool proceeds with imperfection.
- Line 3 -- The design is flawed and does not reflect beauty. Much work remains to achieve a sure foundation for later progress. The Wise One retires to his desk and contemplates the problem anew. Only the fool attempts to code.
- Line 2 -- The project is cancelled. There is weakness in the foundations below and no support from on high. The Wise One files his notes in his desk and awaits new opportunities.
- Line 1 -- The company goes bankrupt. There is no foundation for any progress. Splendor can not be achieved with such weakness below. The Wise One knows it is time to move on.