[Edu-sig] Do Programmers Optimize... Life?

Daniel Ajoy da.ajoy at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 22:16:33 CEST 2009


"the age-old chicken-and-egg question of: do people become programmers because they have the right mindset or do they develop that mindset as a consequence of becoming computer programmers?"

Rich said...

"The problem with being an optimizer is that human interaction and human social norms are so inefficient that you tend to optimize out of them. And thus, real programmers end up avoiding human contact in favor of more efficient means to whatever end..."


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