I found this question on Quora. I really like questions like this. People aren’t just thinking about programming as a day job. This thread explores the possibility. I couldn’t ask for anything else as an engineer. My video response to the question is below.
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Others Thoughts From Quora
I like creating something out of nothing. That’s not literally what you do when you’re programming, because there’s existing hardware and software that serves as a foundation for your work, but it sure feels that way. Someone has an idea and you build it from the ground up. When you begin, there’s just an empty text editor. When you’re done, there’s a (hopefully) working program.