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The Joys of the Craft
I have always loved programming, duh, and I do know the reasons why, but I might not be able to enunciate them as well as the following quote (by F. P. Brooks, Jr., in his book The Mythical Man-Month): Why is programming fun? What delights may its practitioner expect as his reward? First is the sheer joy of making things. As a child delights in his mud pie, so the adult enjoys building things, especially things of his own design. I think this delight must be an image of God's delight in making things, a delight shown in the distinctness and newness of each leaf and each snowflake. Second is the pleasure of making things that are useful to other people. Deep within, we want others to use our work and to find it helpful. In this respect the programming system is not essentially different from the child's first clay pencil holder "for Daddy's Office". Third is the fascination of fashioning complex puzzle-like objects of interlocking moving parts and watching them work in subtle ...
07:57:55 January 15, 2004, Thursday (PST) Source: Premshree Pillai

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