Interview with Clive Thompson, author of the book "Coders - The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World":

"Also, everyone who thrives at coding is able to deal with mind-bending levels of frustration.
This is the dividing line between people who can code and people who can't."

I think he's 100% right with that statement.

Another quote from the article, in the same direction: "So this is a class of people who are just amazingly good at pounding nails into the floorboard with their forehead."

Also 100% true.

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