I always considered HDL( Verilog/vhdl) as a more reality-based type of extensively parallel SW programming :-)
Had an interviewer once get agitated when I told him I thought there are similar paradigms in both HW and SW design. He twitched some when I said I like to do both. But we grew up on the Steve Ciarcia/CircuitCellar days. -Lee Studley
The Other Tesla David Blaza5 comments I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...