Interesting article shared with me by Derek Smart:
This got me to thinking about my (sometimes contentious) relationship with code over the last 23 years. I first started coding with HyperTalk in 1991 at the age of 7. I loved it not because I was about to write elegant code (I wasn’t), but because I was able to make things happen. I was able to create things that had heretofore never existed, using only a string of characters in the right order.
Fast forward to today, and that’s still the relationship that I have with code. I don’t care HOW something comes to be, I care about what it is and what it can do. I try not to be a cowboy coder, but I also am not a code poet. I don’t take the time and care to craft beautifully elegant solutions.
For this reason, it’s probably a good thing that I don’t spend much of my time writing code any more. I love having the ability to see a problem, imagine a solution, and just build it, but I love being able to help others see the forest while they’re stuck in the trees even more.