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  Reply # 196768 19-Feb-2009 20:11 Send private message

Quidam: My tutor at Polytech (back in the days when they taught COBOL! -yes I'm a officially an old bastard) often said that Programming was not about intelligence.  It was about a way of thinking logically.  Some people "think" in a certain way that makes them very capable coders.

Over the years, I'd have to say I agree with him.  I've met people who I think are considerably brighter than me who could not code nearly as well.


Yes indeed. Our brains are all geared slightly differently, and suited better to certain tasks.
I loved all those lines of code that made no sense to outsiders. Joining all the dots and remembering what links to what, what affects what etc. I think it's geared my brain up for being a graphic designer now. 
Would have been fun to go down the programming road but I'm happy in the niche I've fallen into. I remember back in the 90's, learning Macromedia Director very briefly, before everything was all click & drag, there was heaps of coding going on... I almost enjoyed problems, there was something satisfying about investigating what's missing and finding that needle in the haystack and getting things going smoothly. Even if it was stressful!
I couldn't begin to list my old favourite C64 games!!!




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  Reply # 196810 19-Feb-2009 22:40 Send private message

Mmm memories.. I remember my System 80, C64 and Amiga..  Wish I had kept the C64 and Amiga! Nevermind. 




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