‘Programming still kicks my ass after doing it for over 40 years’

Dave Winer:

Programming still kicks my ass after doing it for over 40 years. I still learn new stuff, reach new heights, and know much less than I thought I did, all the time. It requires incredible concentration and memory and creativity to think of ways to do things that you can kind of describe in words but have no experience making work with ones and zeros.

It’s been many months since I last heard another programmer admit that we’re all just figuring this stuff out as we go along. I always appreciate it being said though, all the more so in this case due to Dave’s accomplishments over the years.

Whether everything’s rosy or I’m struggling to figure something out, it’s always reassuring to know that I’m on the right roller coaster.

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