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I worked for Bloomberg LP years ago, and had direct contact with Mike Bloomberg on multiple projects. I once took over his desktop with him watching as I installed a demo IM app we created. He sat at my desk while my team demoed multiple new initiatives, and he even poked his head in one time when we were talking to a new DB vendor, and he even asked some performance/scalability questions. He may be mayor of NYC, but he did start a really big tech company, and for the first few years, he knew every single employee, including the developers, and he followed every single tech initiative very closely. He was always interested in bleeding edge technology. I definitely had my differences with him on multiple occasions, and my opinion of him as NYC mayor (as a resident of NYC) is mixed, but the one thing I can say is that he is tech savvy. If there is one mayor in the US who doesn't have a CS degree but could learn to program, it would be him. I hate to say it, but you picked the wrong person to be poster child for a non-techy getting too close to the tech fire.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2012 on Please Don't Learn to Code at Coding Horror
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