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Why Coding at Fifty May be Nifty

theodp (442580) writes | about a year and a half ago

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theodp (442580) writes "Enough with the dadgum naysayers. Google's Vivek Haldar lists some good reasons for why you would want to program at fifty (or any other age). Haldar's list would probably get a thumbs-up from billionaire SAS CEO Jim Goodnight, who had this to say about coding when interviewed at age 56: 'I would be happy if I just stayed in my office and programmed all day, to tell you the truth. That is my one real love in life is programming. Programming is sort of like getting to work a puzzle all day long. I actually enjoy it. It's a lot of fun. It's not even work to me. It's just enjoyable. You get to shut out all your other thoughts and just concentrate on this little thing you're trying to do, to make work it. It's nice, very enjoyable.'"

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Vivek Haldar (1)

Penurious Penguin (2687307) | about a year and a half ago | (#41869117)

The link (Vivek Haldar) seems to direct to slashdot/about

Re:Vivek Haldar (1)

theodp (442580) | about a year and a half ago | (#41869971)

Oops...thanks for the story link...and here's the 'About' link http://blog.vivekhaldar.com/about [vivekhaldar.com]

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Penurious Penguin (2687307) | about a year and a half ago | (#41869129)

the link in "why you would want to program at fifty" is not going anywhere.
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