Some of us have been programmers since we learned to talk. Some of us are still pretty new to the whole thing.
Do you think your life outside programming has changed, for good or bad, because of it? Has it shaped you as a person?
For instance, have you met more friends, learned to think about everyday situations as a series of a logical processes... or has it made you grumpy and dispirited?
One of the most consolidated misconceptions about programming, since the early days, is the idea that such activity is purely technical, completely exact in nature, like Math and Physics. Computation is exact, but programming is not.