"This American Life" on software
Act Two. Not Far From The Tree. Amy O'Leary tells the story of a software writer at Apple Computer whose job contract ends, but refuses to go away. He continues to show up at work every day, sneaking in the front door, hiding out in empty offices, and putting in long hours on a project the company cancelled. There were no meetings, no office politics, no managers interfering with his work. Soon, he had written a perfect piece of software. His final problem is figuring out how to secretly install it in Apple's new computers without anyone noticing. (12 minutes)
I love the passion of the software developers working on the project, for free, after it was cancelled. This is true commitment.
The playback requires a Real player. The software story starts at about the 26 minute mark.