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Why Can't Programmers.. Program? (codinghorror.com)
9 points by jamiequint on Feb 28, 2007 | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments

Anyone else whip open a text editor and time themselves on the FizzBuzz example? :)

Just for kicks: One minute, give or take.

Your not alone: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000804.html

Compulsive problem solving, even when it measures minimum achievement, is broadly attractive. :)

I like this quote: "I suppose it's like walking into Guitar Center and yelling 'most guitarists can't play Stairway to Heaven!'"

haha, yeah about that long

A: too busy checking news.YC


Pick a magazine on the rack and observe that most writers can't write. Most cabbies don't know their way around town, and a lot of barbers can't follow instructions when cutting hair.

Competence is in short supply all round.

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