Programming, it turns out, is hard.
A few months ago, a girl expressed to me her frustrations about, in particular, the attitude expressed many engineers on her attempts to learn to programming.
“They act like learning programming is hard. They imply that if you haven’t been programming since you were seven, there’s no hope for you,” she explained.
I opined, “If someone can learn to program when they are seven, then it must not be that difficult.”
Think of all the things you couldn’t do when you were seven—programming is less difficult than all of those.