Category Archives: art

What kind of programmer are you?

“If I were in my teens today, Zuck would not be my role model.
You know who would be my role model? Banksy!”

http://scripting.com/2013/12/31/twitterAsANotepad.html

See also:

http://scripting.com/2014/08/27/whatCoderMeansToMe.html

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Don’t quit your day job…

“I want to mention here that my latest favorite band, _____ , all have day jobs and don’t even try to make money from their music. And if we ever get an unconditional basic income, we will get to listen to millions of people who don’t have to compromise … ”

— Ran Prieur, Oct 17 2014 ranprieur.com

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The Wolf

From https://medium.com/p/9bc38b3e8a2e

wolves

If you build software for a living (or otherwise), go read these three posts.

  1. @rands: The Wolf
  2. @kellan: “Wolf” narrative considered harmful (also biologically unlikely)
  3. @codinghorror (from 2004): Commandos, Infantry and Police

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“If you want to get the most out of great developers like Engelbart, who are productive well into their 80s, you have to stop digging up the streets, moving the goalposts, bombing the cities, starting over just for the sake of starting over.”

http://threads2.scripting.com/2013/july/engelbartWasSidelined

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The Art of Coding at Any Age

http://blog.joemoreno.com/2013/05/ArtOfCoding.html

No one asks, “Why is Yo-Yo Ma still playing the cello? Why hasn’t he moved on to conducting?”

See also:
A post by Dave Winer on Facebook

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Old Farts Know How to Code

http://nick.typepad.com/blog/2012/05/old-farts-know-how-to-code.html

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ageism and creativity in programming

“I am 57 and I am a programmer, the same way Martin Scorcese is 70 and is a movie director. Or Ron Howard is 59, and Rob Reiner is 66. And that’s just film.”
— Dave Winer

GREAT POST!!!

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