I'm currently reading Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century, which so far is an excellent book.
Reading about robots has inspired me to code again. So, I'm slinging some python code and creating a tool that will keep track of changes in web pages, and email me the change when there is one.
Why am I doing this? It's part of keeping up with competitors.
Why build my own tool when there are web services out there that can do this for me? With my own tool, not only am I in full control, I can do whatever I want with the data. And that's where the real fun comes in.
Vive la coding!