So, Caine’s Arcade is really old news (from 2012), but somehow I completely missed it back then. I case you did as well: It is a touching short film about a boy that dreams of running an arcade. The short film is here (click image to play):
If you want to see more, then watch part 2 (click image to play):
Caine’s story moved me, because he has such a beautiful imaginative mind. It also made me sad. Sad because I realized that I am living in a world of grown ups, that – like me – lost most of their imagination.
Programming fosters imagination
The “inventor” feeling
Just like with Caine, not being successful does not matter. That’s because there is a stronger force: The act of creating (and imagining) is a powerful and magical thing. This magic is what motivated me to program computers in the first place. It also is what still drives me to create (software) whenever I can. It is the “inventor” feeling that gets you hooked you when you are creating. And the open-source movement that promotes sharing and world-wide collaboration adds a great extra dimension to this.
I <3 programming!