Friday, October 7, 2011

Curiosity and Control

I've also been thinking about why some people write code and some don't. I think there is indeed the creative aspect, and that's often expressed in other kinds of creative efforts. But there's also the aspect of curiosity about the software that we use.

Some people really like to know how things work, including their software. It seems to me that this is connected to a desire to control one's environment. So perhaps part of coding is about being control?

I must see what Computer Power and Human Reason has to say about this.


Tim Kolar said...

If you want to be creative, go be an architect. Good coding is done by bricklayers.

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