Tom Francis on writing vs programming

I wish I loved anything half as much as Tom Francis loves impenetrable PC games. I bought Gunpoint in a Steam sale and realised that it’s mainly about lightswitches. Still, he’s bang on the money with this observation:

Writing is like having a conversation with someone who can’t reply until you’ve finished.

Programming is like having a conversation with a robot who screams at you if you pause in the wrong place, electrocutes you if you change your mind, and explodes if you ever use the future tense.

And that’s why I don’t experiment with Processing any more.

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