Programming Is Like Sex

Programming is like sex because...

One mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.
Once you get started, you'll only stop because you're exhausted.
It takes another experienced person to really appreciate what you're doing.
...Conversely, there's some odd people who pride themselves on their lack of experience.
You can do it for money or for fun.
If you spend more time doing it than watching TV, people think you're some kind of freak.
It's not really an appropriate topic for dinner conversation.
Public schools don't do a very good job teaching kids about it.
It doesn't make any sense at all if you try to explain it in strictly clinical terms.
Some people are just naturally good at it.
...But some people will never realize how bad they are, and you're wasting your time trying to tell them.
There are a few weirdos with bizarre practices nobody really is comfortable with.
One little thing going wrong can ruin everything.
It's a great way to spend a lunch break.
Everyone acts like they're the first person to come up with a new technique.
Everyone who's done it pokes fun at those who haven't.
Beginners do a lot of clumsy fumbling about.
You'll miss it if it's been a while since you've done it.
There's always someone willing to write about the only right way to do things.
It doesn't go so well when you're drunk, but you're more likely to do it.
Sometimes it's fun to use expensive toys.
It usually goes faster when you do it alone.
When women hear guys bragging about it, they become disgusted.
If you're not careful about how you do it, all sorts of nasty bugs can appear.
...And debugging is annoying, painful, and very embarrassing.


The original list was written on Push cx can be found here.

Home