One of the reasons I have not posted anything since the end of Jan is that I’ve been busy working on an iPad app. Â But I decided to take a 10 min break from Xcode and discuss a quick topic that struck me tonight.
First, make sure you are sitting down because I’m going to reveal some shocking things about myself here:
In 1983 I was in high school. Â (Yes, I am that old) Â Pretty much I was late for school every day. Â (again… Â I know.. very surprising!) Â As “punishment” I got detention and had to stay after school. Â Detention could be spent in a variety of rooms, my preference was the computer lab. Â The trick here was that I wanted to spend time in the computer lab. Â So it was impossible to “punish” me. Â At some point I think they caught on and made me spend my detention in a different room, but that actually punished them more than me, so eventually they gave in. Â But I digress…
The point of this post is that in the 1980’s when I programmed, I just tried stuff to see what would happen. Â I had no fear of typing “Run”. Â The result was that I made some cool apps. Â But these days, in iPhone OS, where I’m not that swift on objective-c, or these days Open GL ES – I tend to be taking more of a ‘research-research-research’ approach and am not clicking “Build and Run” as often as I would of when I was 16. Â At least that how I feel at the moment. Â I can’t say that it’s fear – because I know that nothing will explode. Â But there’s something going on.
What do you think? Â Are you less creative or less adventurous with technical things than you were when you were younger?