Just to make the clip somewhat meaningful beyond amusement, I here put a serious spin on it… please ignore my few words for your most carefree enjoyment.
So, the puzzle of the day: is there really such a thing as “having the knack”? I was rather surprised when in a discussion regarding programming skills the majority of those present – mostly (software) engineers – deliberately voted for the notion of coding being a skill learnable by anyone, rather than something which required certain pre-requisites of logical thinking or analytical reasoning mindset/abilities.
Up until then, I’d been quite happy to swallow hook, line and sinker the whole philosophy regarding ‘a certain type of individual’. The membership of which clan I embraced with mixed emotion: either a blessed talent or a discomfiting bane taking turns at lodging in my life.
But now I’ve been led to ask whether it is all just an urban myth, after all?