What Can Programming Teach Us About Life?

On Quora yesterday I ran into an intriguing discussion thread around the question, “What do programmers know that most people don’t?”

I posted the following comment but if you’re into programming you might find the entire thread interesting:

When people ask me about the connection between programming and life, I say, “the word ‘else'”. If more people — and governments — thought ahead to the “else” there would be a great deal less chaos in our world and a great deal more peace.

 

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