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; the first installment follows. We aim to bring you future episodes on a monthly basis, and more frequently if our staff resources permit.

Illustrations by Nigel Sussman for ReadWrite; story by Bob Pendleton