Man Using Laptop — Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

From a young age, Stanford freshman Josh Douglas had always been on a fast track to spend his life as a poet. His parents encouraged him to capture his inner music in verse and Douglas would spend his summers writing in forest clearings around North America, wearing only the skins of animals he had mercy-killed. All of this came to an end, however, when Douglas came to Stanford and, in an inspiring turn, found his true calling to be computer science front-end programming.

“I never planned on becoming a computer science major,” said Douglas during a recent interview in a room full of big computers. “But Stanford is such an incredible place to take CS classes, meet other people interested in CS, major in CS and then spend your entire life programming computers.”

“It’s so nice not being tied down by poetry anymore,” concluded Douglas, “people are going to tell you that you can’t follow your dreams, that you have to pick something that will lead to a solid career. Those are but voices in the wind. Now that I am following my true passion, Computer Science, none of that seems to matter.”

As of press time, Douglas was seen coding a program that can generate 50,000 poems a minute.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Get the Stanford Flipside sent to your inbox!

You May Also Like

Study Confirms That Bitches, As Suspected, Ain’t Shit But Hoes and Tricks

When Dr. Dre proposed in his seminal theoretical work, “The Chronic”, the…

Study Finds: If Your Hand is Bigger than Your Face You Need Surgery

In a packed auditorium on Saturday, Stanford Hospital Director Ken Toshi informed…

Connections to Steroid Ring Finally Explain Peyton Manning’s Giant Forehead

Following last week’s announcement of an upcoming Al-Jazeera documentary that alleges that…