More Things I Never Knew About Hacking
Evidently, there’s a scourge of programmers out there in The Industry that can’t touch type. In spite of having worked with one (and only one) crufty old Luddite who did peck away at his code all day, I figured he was part of a dying breed. Maybe not though, because Steve Yegge spent a couple thousand words lambasting these poor fools.
My favorite bit:
If you really think refactoring tools are a substitute for typing, it’s like you’re telling us that it’s OK for you to saw your legs off because you have a car. We’re not fucking buying it.
In related news, Steve has climbed to the top of my esteemed list of favorite writers. And he might’ve encouraged me to start taking piano lessons again.