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Discussion on: What are common myths about software careers?

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Sam Ferree

“I have a great idea! I just need somebody to make it for me! The idea is the hard part right?”

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jonrgrover

The idea is the hard part. It took me 30 years to come up with a powerful idea. Programming it has only taken 8 years.

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Nathaniel Blackburn

I'd say ideas come often but good ones are hard to come by.

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jonrgrover

I estimated once that I have a had a quarter million ideas in my life, perhaps two or three good ones. 1) Use endemes to embed meaning in computer programs. 2) History consists of ages which exist in objective reality, each of which is either twice as long or half as long as the previous one. 3) Build a tabletop role playing game where the design of each character is inspired by a verse in the Bible.