Bob Pendleton is a 60-something year old blogger who has (probably) been programming since before you were born. His blog,, documents the lessons he’s learned from decades in the technology trenches.

The most important thing you need to know about Pendleton is his blog’s mantra: Programming doesn’t have to suck.

We’ve worked with Pendleton to present his tales in Web comic form. You can find the first installment, What Old Farts Can Teach You, here. The second installment follows. 

Illustrations by Nigel Sussman for ReadWrite; story by Bob Pendleton as told to Lauren Orsini.