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Discussion on: Don't Strive to be a Useful Programmer

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Alaz Tetik

Thank you for your insightful article. It helped me look at the things in a broader sense.
I just wanted to know your thoughts about my 'curiosity' as a non-CS person, I am trying to understand basics of Smalltalk (Pharo actually), and want to do small things with it.
I think it will worth it to try, but what do you think about it?
Kind regards

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Tom Chambrier Author

Thanks! I would recommend giving it a try. If you can dip your toe in to a seemingly esoteric topic you are often exposed to new ideas which change how you think about programming.

I also don't have a CS degree so I know what is like to worry about wasting your time when you may not understand some fundamental things. Learning isn't a linear process. Go and explore. Then you can come back with even greater motivation to understand the fundamentals.