Mikkel Bruun wrote:

> I find it expensive...
> 
> I spend all of my time programming...
> 
> i agree, that money wise it very cheap to learn these days.
> 
> 5 years ago, without the internet you would have to buy many books etc...
> 
> But the point im trying to make is, learning programming is not an "easy"
> task...it takes commitment and dedication...


The point I'm trying to make is:

Intimidation often is the biggest roadblock to clear when learning to 
program.

Intimidation that comes from myths like "advanced math skills required"; 
"only the most cunning geniuses can learn to program"; "only old men 
with big beards can be good programmers"; "only males can learn to 
program"; "it takes ages and fortunes to even get started"; etc.

For a programming novice, basic Ruby skills can be mastered with some 
good texts and practical tutorials.

It's not like climbing Mount Everest.

Although it's not "very difficult and expensive",
having fun, dedication and inspiration helps a lot.


Tobi



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