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.

16. November 2010 by Han Sheng
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