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The future of programming

To end the week, I want to share a talk that really makes you think about the state of the software industry today; "The Future of Programming"

When you look at the video above, you would first think that it is a presentation from 1973. Bret Victor who gives the talk, is dressed like an engineer from the 70s, white button-up, khakis, pocket protector. He starts giving his talk using an overhead projector. But as the presentation progresses knowing that we are in 2013 when he gave the presentation, you start to realize how the software industry isn’t so progressive as we may think. Ouch!

For me the most important quote of his presentation is at the end:

The most dangerous thought that you can have as a creative person is to think that you know what you are doing because once you think you know what you’re doing you stop looking around for other ways of doing things.

Food for thought…

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