== Notes to self ==
Not gold alone brought us hither

On being a novice

Uncle Bob in a blog post titled Hoards of Novices

Do you remember that first line of code you wrote when you were very young. Do you remember the thrill it gave you to see that line of code actually execute. Do you remember the feeling of power it gave you. You were the master. The machine was your slave, and you could make that machine do anything!

Many of us became programmers because of a moment like that.