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Trump 0: The programmer
Tarot trumps, like C arrays, start their count at zero instead of one. The zeroith card of the trumps in traditional tarot is the fool. In computing, it is the programmer.
To see a spark of magic inside of a computer is to be a programmer. Throughout the brief history of computing, the popular imagination of what and who a programmer is keeps changing, but the core truth the programmer - to understand computing as a verb, something made, to understand that making as a journey, to understand oneself as lost and found in how machines behave and surprise us - that hasn’t changed very much.
Why do you feel so strongly about the operations of a machine? What journey brought you to computing? How will it unfold?