How many times have you heard the founder of a super successful startup tell some version of this story:
“When I was 12 years old I got my very first computer. When all the other kids were outside playing I was sitting in my basement hacking away and learninghow to program my computer. I’ve just always been good at this stuff since I was a little kid. Yadda Yadda Yadda.”
I fuckin’ hate that story!
I hate it because it does the opposite of inspire (most of us). Instead, it makes learning to code feel completely and utterly out of reach.
I wasn’t that kid. I was outside running through sprinklers, salting slugs, and falling out of trees.
Now I’m 29 and I recently found myself wondering if it was too late for me…
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