Originally Posted by gmw
I tend to agree, though there are other factors too. One is simply the habit of writing (and I think this is a big one). Other factors include: the ability to sit and concentrate on one thing for long hours (which is a polite way of saying: being happy to sit on your butt for large parts of the day
); and a compulsion to keep gnawing at a problem until you find the solution.
Wonder if there is a link because of how much READING you do as a developer.