6709Re: [midatlanticretro] Computer programmers
- Dec 7, 2007I think it makes perfect sense. Music is a coded language.
Jim----- Original Message ----
From: Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster@...>
Sent: Friday, December 7, 2007 10:51:44 PM
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Computer programmers
Ray Sills wrote:
> Since a good number of the group happen to be musicians... I thought
> you might be interested to hear that once upon a time I recall
> reading an item that way back when IBM was first venturing into the
> computer business, and looking for programmers to hire, they
> discovered that -as a group- musicians tended to become the best and
> most productive programmers they had.I've heard this before. I don't know if I completely buy it, because I
> Interesting, eh?
suspect that it depends on the musicians involved.
Still, I think part of its truth has to do with that creating music and
creating code are actually not all that dissimilar.
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