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Programming is combat
Most of this dreck has to do with leading a group of
I reckon it's the personnel management aspect that
has the most to gain from a combat metaphor.
Since in programming you're not (usually)
in conflict with another intelligent being.
difficult because the confusing, inconsistent jumble
of human thought is involved. In large scale military
strategy, many minds are involved and often acting under
severe stress. There's so many variables, so many unknowns,
that it's intractable.
Programming problems are simple, predictable and
usually much more easily grasped in comparison.
I often find it
more difficult negotiating with other staff about
pragmatic design choices than actually coding solutions
because the people are
smart and complex while the solutions I code are
necessarily limited by my own understanding.
... I wonder if quantum computing will do for programming
what nuclear weaponry did for strategy?
Damian Strangelove and the Doomsday Module