You are a year and a half too late.
When the site was first proposed it was as described on Area 51. There was a large demand for somewhere to ask all the questions that developers had that weren't related to the code in front of them on their screens.
However, it was soon clearly apparent that a site defined by what it's not isn't a good site in Stack Exchange terms. It was completed unfocused and descending into anarchy. Rather than attracting all the good not programming related questions it was attracting all the bad ones like "What's you favourite programmer cartoon?", "What chair do you have?" etc.
It was therefore decided to repurpose the site into what you see today. It didn't happen overnight and, to a certain extent, it's still happening today. However, we believe that we have a site that is useful to software developers and going back would be the wrong thing to do.