I just finished reading Getting Real today. I drank the 37Signals Kool-Aid a long time ago, but it's nice to get more detail on what makes those dudes tick.
As of right now, 37S is inching up my dream job list; the permanent top spot is taken up by "stay at home," but Pixar, Google, and Apple have all moved down a notch or two, hovering somewhere above "over-pierced barista."
If you haven't read the book yet, make a beeline over to the site and dig the free chapters. After being forced into the wrong way to do it for so long, it's nice to know that there are alternatives that don't involve canonical functional specs, endless meetings about meetings about meetings, and the overall soul-crushing sucktasticality that is the corporate universe.
I need to re-watch The Shawshank Redemption again. Is it good or bad to have hope? I can't remember.