Also he's harsh on Facebook.
I don't get it why some many developers WON'T use the real documentation
Because reading documentation is a skill many of them have not developed yet.
All those stereos integrate with the CANBUS these days (which is really stupid to do from a security standpoint, BTW),
Why would you want to do that? What benefit do you get?
I guess my very first programming experience would be Logo sometime in elementary school, but about the same time I was learning GWBasic. My dad got me a book from the library that had programs you could type in and run. I've never forgotten typing in 500 lines (supposed to be some kind of space shooter) and then program didn't work. I never figured it out!
Soon after I started using Qbasic (the version that could compile EXE files).
My next programming language was Pascal through Delphi and then C++ through Borland's C++ Builder. I picked up a copy,of the K&R C book around the same time that today is very well worn!
I was very interested in different languages around high school and so I picked up a smattering of Visual Basic, a senior high school independent study in Visual Studio C / windows API (why?!), x86 assembly, OS/2 REXX scripting, etc. I wrote an ecommerce site for a local business in 1999 using PHP and a perl cgi-bin cart system.
Picked up Java in college, one course with Prolog, etc.
Today I'm not a professional programmer, but I end up using PHP, Python and Perl for text processing, SQL, etc with some regularity.
The unfacts, did we have them, are too imprecisely few to warrant our certitude.