Random thought: Programming & English
Just had a random thought while writing my previous post: my experience in programming shows up when I write English, as I try to be very careful about crossing my t’s and dotting my i’s when I write. This probably came from programming, because syntax has to be very exact or the computer will trip over your code.
However, this is somewhat unnecessary when it comes to writing English, as humans are actually very good at filling in the gaps. Maybe I can afford to be a little more careless?
Of course, if there’s too much ambiguity, different people are going to fill in the gaps differently and things start getting lost in translation.
It’s still good to be clear.