I kept asking myself "How can we make programming better?", but I never took a step back and concretely figured out what's wrong with programming. I've always been very reactionary to either my own work or the observations I had of others, and it turns out that has continually led me to local maxima. With Light Table for example, I thought shortening the feedback loop would make a tremendous difference, and while it does make a big impact, it's overshadowed by the fact that it's the same old broken version of programming. People still struggled. I still struggled. It didn't deliver us from the incredible frustration that is writing and debugging software. So if it's not just the feedback loop, what is it then? What's wrong with programming?