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Methinks you will change your absolutely naive understanding of "human beings" when your next offspring is born with autism. This post is one of the more appallingly ignorant I've read from this blog.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2012 on How to Talk to Human Beings at Coding Horror
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Jun 5, 2012
After my disappointing performance during a 5-hour job interview which failed to yield an offer last week, I was feeling like I'm destined for mediocrity- that I'm just not good enough. I felt the most demoralized and inadequate than I've ever felt before. The pain from failing to achieve is probably the worst thing I've experienced in the last 5 years. But thanks to this post, I've gotten some perspective- it's not the end of the world, I shall embrace the suck.
Jeff, I couldn't agree more. I remember back in high school, I would see kids with games on their TI-83+ and it fascinated me that people could "somehow" make games that run on a calculator. And so my curiosity led to me writing my first code in BASIC on my TI-83+ graphing calculator. Looking back, I wonder where I would be today if the internet didn't exist 10 years ago. I might very well not be where I am today. The sheer wealth of resources out there for kids and adults to find by merely querying their favorite search engine is insane... we don't need to be trying to teach everyone to code, those who desire/need to learn to will do just so without it being imposed upon them. There are very few barriers to entry, if any at all for most. Being relatively young, and only having heard stories about the days of punch cards, vacuum tubes, etc. I can only imagine the barriers to learning to code that existed back then.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2012 on So You Want to be a Programmer at Coding Horror
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May 27, 2012