If Programming had a Narrator

On Automation

<Narrator voice=”Michael Westen“>When you’re a programmer,you think of everything around you as something that can be automated. If you need to get something done, your first thought is usually how to get someone else to do it for you. Usually that’s a computer. In the course of automating this task, you may find out that it’s harder than you realize. But a good programmer works through those odds, because he knows that at the end of the day, the only thing that matters to the people you deal with is whether or not you were able to do it.</Narrator>

On Talking to A Programmer

<Narrator voice=”Michael Westen”>Being a programmer requires a sharp mind and great concentration. Every interruption causes a programmer to lose focus and often requires them to start over at square one. It’s no surprise then that they normally shy away from contact at work. In order to talk to them, you need to include food and something geeky.  Star Wars is normally a safe topic unless they have Star Trek paraphernalia on their cubicle. Pizza is always a safe bet. </Narrator>

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