Everything and Nothing

Saturday, October 12, 2002

I would like make programming a performance art - that is, making the craft of programming entertaining to a general audience even when the work is still in progress. It could be like musical improvisation made by jamming musicians, or dance steps composed on the spot from a known set of patterns.

This is different from the discussions I've found on programming as art, since the others focus on either the source code or the output made by the finished product.

I could not find more writing on this topic, though I found one article dismissing the thought.

But who would want to watch a bunch of geeks pound on their keyboards? Let's see...


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