Over the last few years I've grown increasingly attached to the idea that progress is in the doing of things, and not in the things that get done. We learn, we grow, and we have fun as we change things, and not when we're created something static. I wrote a short piece called Artifacting a while back, and Andy and I followed up with an IEEE article.
Now ze frank has a wonderful video podcast talking (indirectly) about the same thing. The fun's in the surfing, not naming waves.