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Jeff, I agree with your comment regarding the CPA story and "this is the way it's supposed to be" but I took a little issue with some of your tweets. Especially the ones about plumbers. I'm a developer not a plumber but I have repaired and replaced my own toilets. :) I think it's an important thing to be able to do things yourself. Maybe we should bring back more shop classes and teach coding at an earlier level. Coding is almost like today's version of shop. It's a skill that can help you get around the world in which we live in. Sometimes it feels like if you're toilet keeps flushing, call a plumber. If your computer is broken call Geek Squad. If your stomach is grumbling call for take out. And yes, if you need to have your computer or phone do something special, get an app or programmer. It seems like more of an emphasis has been put on consuming and not creating. This country gained strength by building great things and we need to keep doing more of that. Coding is something we need to keep doing well and doing a lot of but that shouldn't be the only thing we focus on. Somehow the US became a place where ideas are formed and the grunt work is sent to other countries were it's cheaper. We need people that are able to do that "grunt work" locally and we also need to have jobs for them. Don't mean to sound like an isolationist but I think it's a good idea that if we're forced into isolation we're able to sustain ourselves. Just like I think it's important to be able to fix a running toilet that's keeping you awake at 3am when plumbers are $#^&@ expensive. But I'm going to go back to my first comment I made in your first post. Bloomberg is just helping promote a local business :)
Toggle Commented May 26, 2012 on So You Want to be a Programmer at Coding Horror
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