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Old 11-19-2012, 05:11 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by jbjb View Post
I'm in two minds on that one. You're very probably right that *most* good programmers would make poor creative writers, but I'm not convinced that it's as cut and dried as you might think. Many of the best programmers I know write prose very elegantly (though of course many do not!) and the science fiction field in particular has many very successful authors with science/engineering/maths backgrounds.

/JB
I like to think I'm pretty good at both.

Also, there seems to a high correlation of coding skill and musical ability.

I see coding as just as much a creative, expressive endeavor as writing or playing music.

And on the original point (as gleaned from skimming the thread, not reading the linked article) I definitely think that skills involved in writing a clear thesis or organizing a plot have to overlap the skills in coding clear procedures and organizing control structures.

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