Programming Heresy

Paul Makepeace paulm at
Fri Mar 30 17:52:25 BST 2012

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 08:20, Uri Guttman <uri at> wrote:
> in years (and decades) past, i did some coding on source printouts. i could
> do it anywhere including outside which i enjoyed immensely. my coding on
> paper was scribbles, crossed out code, arrows moving things around, very
> fugly pseudocode notation only i could decipher, etc. often it was just
> enough to make me remember my ideas which i could then type up on a
> keyboard. i could be very creative when coding on paper like that (in or
> outdoors) but i still have fond memories of outdoor sessions in the shade
> under sunny skies. :)

Me too. I actually found these paper sessions some of the most
productive ever. Just recently I had my head in a bunch of confusing
object relations and wished for the soothing sound of a dot matrix
(shows last time I did it) that would let me see wtf was going on…


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