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Oh man, quoting this for truth [Oct. 7th, 2009|12:21 pm]
So, I stumbled across what looks to be a very nice programming guide that pitches itself extremely well so far. I've only read the first 5 lessons and it seems to adopt a good tone - it's explanatory without being condescending, which is something that I've found even a lot of lecturers can't muster.

Anyway, in the fifth lesson I came across a lovely gem that I just have to share even with people who aren't looking to learn about programming, and that just makes me like the guy more:

If you listen to half the people commenting on this subject, you would think that deciding to be a programmer means signing your soul to the devil and living in hell until you retire. Every time I read such a horror story I ask myself the same question, "Why doesn't the guy just quit?"

If you are planning to take the first job that comes along, work for less than you are worth, and not be willing to leave if the situation changes - that may very well be the case.

Anyway, if you're interested in learning a bit about these machines, it looks like it might be a good place to start (I'm only at the fifth page at the moment) - it's as readable as the Simple Wikipedia.