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Submission + - Attention Young Programmers: Save your money! (blogspot.com)

ajole writes: "One reader blogs about how he quit his programming job to become a ski bum bartender after his last couple of jobs have twisted his view of his favorite hobby. The topic caught the attention of several meta-comment sites, including the easily /.'able reddit.com. Here's an excerpt:"I quit my job two weeks ago. I don't want to program at work any more. I'm sick of being inside and stationary, and I'm sick of working in an environment where people don't talk to each other. Over the last few years I've worked for one company producing high-end music software. When I came in I was invincible, and after working for someone with a completely different approach to problem solving (right down to code style), I've become weak and ineffectual. Well, those days are over. I'm going to get my style back and get back on the wagon of invincibility. Programming is art and should be a pure and unadulterated stream of conciousness from the developer to the machine. Python is art. Good design is art. Milestones are art. Good energy is art. [...] I'm psyched to get back to coding for the sake of art, where the idea and the implementation are solid gold. I quit my job, gave up my place, and I'm going to go bar tend in a ski town and program for fun. I've got some PyQt dev kits to write to simplify audio software development, and have a huge Python GIL to deal with. We'll see what happens."

How has your job changed your perspective of programming as an art?"

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Attention Young Programmers: Save your money!

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