19 Dec

Chapter 1: Program

Computer programming is fun.
— Jon Bentley

We used to live with a cat named Esther. She taught us a proverb we hadn’t known before:

Go for the hand and not the string.

She, for one, believed in direct action.

A graphical user interface is a substitute for programming, sort of. If you are in a restaurant in a foreign country, then pointing to pictures on a card will get you something to eat. You’ll survive. But learning the language will get you farther.

The main reason people don’t want to program is because it is hard. Yes, it’s hard. But not programming may be harder still.

The easy path looks hard.
The hard path looks easy.

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