I have a friend who, in his mind, has the wrong image about programming. Whenever I mention that programming is fun and that one can enjoy it very much especially if they like solving problems (both math and algorithm related), he stares at me and repeats "if this then do this.. what's so hard or fun about writing that?" and that's just annoying. It is as if one would say "ah well, maths.. 1+1 = 2 there u go!".
Is there a way I can make him paint a better picture in his mind regarding this field?
About 10 years ago when he was younger, he did try basic programming and that's what I believe he is basing his judgement on.
(Not sure if this is the right place to post this but let's see... )