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Comment Re:Teaching programmer? (Score 1) 381

I started because there was a computer... and I wanted to... I enjoyed the problem solving, making it do what I wanted it to do.
I continued because I wanted to...
once I actually reached school age I was discouraged through most of it... so I continued then because I wanted to...
It wasn't until grades 11/12 that I was again encouraged, and there I excelled, the course work was beneath me, but I rose to the occasion and returned more than was asked of me...
Now I've been doing it as a job for 20 years... I don't want to...
The fun is gone, I'm tired of it, work ruined it...
No freedom, no control, all "make this so" but no "how about this?", no chance to innovate...
Expected to produce amazing results while being treated like a clerk...

I get home most nights and just turn on the TV now, programming was the only thing I ever wanted to do because it just felt so right.

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