Programmability is a drug. I'm an addict. Everyone is. All successful programs are programming environments of one sense or another. You're using the fantastic capability of computers to be customized for a specific purpose, and you are programming them, whether you know it or not. The magic of programmability is something that most parts of society, most parts of our culture, haven't touched yet. And when they do, they're going to get just as damn hooked as I or anybody else is. The magic of having the world's most pliable, flexible machine whose characteristics can utterly change just by sliding in a disc - that is intrinsically powerful.
- Nathan Myhrvold