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Definitely. I'd bet a lot of good mechanics would have the knack for debugging, too, if they learned the programming stuff. (The bike shop mechanics I've known certainly have the mindset.)

Problem solving is more general than programming, that's all. I'm all for sharing good problem-solving strategies, but focusing on programming is a bit narrow. (I get a lot of inspiration from House and Berton Roueché's writing, personally, but I'm a medical history / epidemiology geek.)

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