We’re interested in the way other people work. I’m not sure how closely my inspirations align with everyone else’s but I do know that more often than not the average developer or designer is interested in how their colleagues work.
Personally I’m interested in the tools, the process, and how much context is offered surrounding the choices that were made. Gene has done his due diligence.
If you’re interested in workflow as much as I am, have a read through his process start to finish and his reasons for choosing the tools he has.