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  • And, as always, a special thanks to Lyle and Jack for teaching me nearly everything I know about writing and convincing me that I was much more than a programmer who might learn to write: I was also a writer who happened to know how to program. Thank you.

    I find that writing and programming both tickle the same parts of my brain. Both are artistic expressions into a concrete medium, with practices and standards and tools to use.

    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
  • I for one am definitely not!

    I have always been envoius of those who can write as well as program - Randall, Damian and Pierce to mention a few.

    I feel that there is (at least) two kinds of programmers:

    • the extrovert, artistic type, ie the ones whop can write lucid text, stand up at conferences and say sensible things etc.
    • the introvert, semi-autistic types who prefer to hide down deep in the innards of programs, who hate public speaking, who can't oput two words together without harming either.

    I find tha