Is ploughing like software development?

“Software is still a young endeavor. At the birth of agriculture the excitement must have been similar, with the same sense of enormous potential.”—Joe Berkovitz

Adobe – Flex Developer Center

I agree with people who say “code is poetry” to illustrate the fact that there are elegant ways of proving software solutions to problems.
I’m just not quite sure I can see the analogy that Joe Berkovitz describes. Were there agriculture geeks who stood next to a field after Digging some dirt over for planting potatoes, listening to birds twittering, were thinking “Wow, think what Soil 2.0 could be like?”
I think not.

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