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Do software programmers hate sports?

 
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Jan de Boer wrote:And I just don’t like that. In the breaks at my work, I want to talk about anything, but not computers, mobile phone or the internet. Just my quirk...


What about beer? I've rarely worked in a place where the IT department didn't have their own chapter of CAMRA.

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A cow? Gee shucks, Winston you got me all embrasssed.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:You can't understand cricket until you have read the chapter in England, Their England, which I think is by Macdonnell. Unfortunately the rest of the book isn't as good.


Thanks for recommending this. I hadn't heard of it but it looks like great fun.
 
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I'm quite surprised with some of the replies.

In my graduation class, almost everybody was cricket or football(soccer) fan, and some handful of tennis fans. A big percentage of those are programmers now (and they still like the sports).

Even at all workplaces I've worked with - the case is usually like - everybody discusses their favourite sports (majorly cricket) and I'm the one who (usually) don't understand a thing out of it. Maybe I'm not much interested in sports (but major factor could be that I don't have a television set - so I'm totally ignorant of current sports matches, popular sitcoms, breaking news and so on - and I'm not planning to buy a TV in near future - at least not for me)

Yes, I've seen programmers who don't like sports, can't speak anything apart from computers and/or programming etc. but considering the programmers I've worked with - those (sport-haters) are quite a minority.
 
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chris webster wrote:Thanks for recommending this. I hadn't heard of it but it looks like great fun.


It's Chapter 7 (VII), just in case you're interested; and it actually listens slightly better than it reads. I wonder if the Beeb have got Stephen Fry to record it yet?

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I can think of a couple of relatives who would appreciate it as a Christmas present
 
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Jan de Boer wrote:On the other hand, sometimes I wish I could be a little more interested in computers myself. I overdo it, in my free time, I do not even touch the computer, and that’s not really good either.


Well, the first desktops came out in 1981 and were probably affordable by about '84/85, but I didn't get my first one until '92, and that was bought for me by my company for a contract we were working on. I didn't really get my own until early '97 - for exactly the same reasons as you: I do this for work; why should I take it home as well?

My attitude's a bit different now, and these days I actually quite enjoy playing around on Eclipse - or replying to posts here.

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