Roy Zimmer wrote:
> I don't think that I've ever
> found coding exciting, except maybe for personal purposes.
I loved programming when I was first exposed to it. I would make games
for my friends, of course. :D Programming graphics was especially
exciting (I loved cartridge Basic for the PCjr with its amazing 16
colors in 160x200 resolution and 3 sound channels). Then eventually the
field got so diverse and people started to specialize, and I didn't keep
up (though I was briefly excited with OpenGL during college). But now I
do data manipulation and web interfaces for a living, and while it is
rewarding, in my offtime I'd rather read, write, draw, or play video
games or ping pong or horseshoes.
> When I first started in this line of work (almost two decades ago),
> I did lots of programming at home, for the fun of it. Between
> life's changes and requirements, and how things have changed in the
> computing world, I seldom program outside of work these days.