Lots of people try things for all sorts of reasons. In the case of programming, I doubt few people ever accidentally find themselves coding, especially given the amount of learning it requires — you need some sort of initial motivation to try programming.

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Disclosure of Justin’s industry affiliations: Justin James has a working arrangement with Microsoft to write an article for MSDN Magazine. He also has a contract with Spiceworks to write product buying guides.