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I can't judge its worth, but I can judge its value.
To me, it gives a salary, a sense of accomplishment and self-worth, and indirectly contributes to my having a wife and children. To my employer(s), it gives something to sell. To their customers, it is a tool that allows them, in turn, to perform their work or their leisure activities.
There are many more measures of value that I could use. To which of them do you refer?
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
-- 6079 Smith W.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
This is really the truth of measuring your value. You can't really tell, because things that are infinitely important may not be counted at all. Other things that the market deems important may be measured and you have none of it.
Well, maybe seeing ca. 20K hits/day on the web pages (all web applications that are used to do company business) and hundreds of users spending their time staring at my screens puts the work at some definite value. That it's totally adaptable to new company "brain storms"*
With so many people dependent upon it, it must be worth something.
* Programmers Prayer: "Oh Great Deity, spare me from managerial brain-storms this day.
Pour out thy wrath upon these misbegotten throwbacks
That the creation (of code) are not debased by their whims."