Writing & coding
I wrote a short post a few months ago about the similarities between writing and programming. Today, I came across an article that puts across some of my points more eloquently.
Kevin Carey on Decoding the Value of Computer Science:
Writing, in other words, is just coding by a different name. It’s like constructing a program that runs in the universal human operating system of narrative, because, as Joan Didion once said, we tell ourselves stories in order to live. Authors adhere to a set of principles as structured in their own way as any computer language. Publications worth writing for insist on Galilean standards of quality and concision.