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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 19:18:31 -0700
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Sam Holden <> writes:

> I actually agree with Snuffelluffogus on this point, programming is
> something for which one is trained. CS is something for which one is
> educated. There's a massive difference between the two approaches.

I know of almost no trained programmers.  For better or worse, pretty much
every programmer I know personally, good, bad, or indifferent, is
self-taught.  Some of them have received additional formal training
*after* they learned how to program, but even that isn't really that

I taught myself programming when I was eight.  That's pretty common among
people of my generation, I believe, and particularly with people in the
generation after mine.

Russ Allbery (             <>

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