The meaning and purpose for programming. Are there any philosophical websites on the subject?
Posted on 2006-04-30
I am looking for anything written about the meaning and purpose behind programming, and how it affects the world today and the future. Are there any sites that have been written on the subject and that discuss the philosophy of it.
There was a time when I used to enjoy programming but its lost its meaning for me. I feel like I am so behind in the field that I can't do anything important with it, so the best I could hope for is getting a job writing code for a business that only cares about profits. I no longer have that childlike motivation to pursue something just for the sake of exploring it. I need a reason and meaning for doing it. Currently, I feel a lack of purpose.
When I look at how technology has sped up our world so fast that it is nearly impossible to live a peacful existence within a stable family social family, it make me hate everything about the only hobby I was ever good at. Everywhere I look I see human beings substituting technology for real life face to face communication. I can't help but feel that we've lost our way and went too far with it all. I think the most important thing in life is human bonding and technology has replaced that with horrible substitutes that only create the illusion of it.
I was wondering if there are any written texts or postings on the Internet (I'd prefer a website) that discusses this issue so that I could possibly hear another perspective. Or if any of you have anything to say on the subject that would be great too.