People who aren’t too curious about software have the craziest ideas of what programming is like. A few months ago, I told my dad I was interested in learning how to code, and he gave me the strangest look I’ve ever seen on his face.
— Hey dad, I think I’m going to sign up for this online Harvard course, it looks great and it is free.
— Sounds good, what’s it about?
His reaction wasn’t about not supporting me (which he always has) or disregarding the value of the field. He just couldn’t understand why…