TITLE: I Fooled Around and Fell in Love AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: June 05, 2013 1:52 PM DESC: ----- BODY:

Cue the Elvin Bishop [ video ]...

I smile whenever I see this kind of statement on a website's About page:
Erika Carlson was studying clinical psychology in 2011, when she wrote her first line of Python code. She fell in love with programming, decided to change paths, and is now a software developer at Pillar Technology.
I fell in love upon writing my first line of code, too. Not everyone will have the same reaction Erika and I had, but it's good that we give people at least an opportunity to learn how to program. Knowing that someone might react this way focuses my mind on giving novice programmers a good enough experience that they can, if they are so inclined. My teaching should never get in the way of true love. -----