Computer programming is tremendous fun. Like
music, it is a skill that derives from an unknown
blend of innate talent and constant practice. Like
drawing, it can be shaped to a variety of ends –
commercial, artistic, and pure entertainment.
Programmers have a well-deserved reputation for
working long hours, but are rarely credited with
being driven by creative fevers. Programmers talk
about software development on weekends, vacations,
and over meals not because they lack imagination,
but because their imagination reveals worlds that
others cannot see.