Attention shifts and life changes.
Our hero's trip begins. The software is finished and he's on the road to sell it. The programmer persona dies and a corporate software agent is born. The quiet hum of his inner loop is replaced by a buzz in his ears. He promises his clients that his software will give them more power, efficiency, and ease of use. This reincarnation of our hero now spends more of his time talking than writing, longer explaining things than creating them, and he spends his creative energy figuring out how to mesh his original ideas with the ideas of others.