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Try to take a longer view of the situation. As human communication evolved from grunts to spoken and written language, there were most likely many stages of necessity along the way. It went from not necessary at all, to not necessary but beneficial, to absolutely necessary, with many stages in between. This process never stops. At some point in the future, it will be not only necessary but commonplace to know how to speak and write logic in order to keep up with a society that is increasingly infused with and reliant on technology. It is inevitable that "programming" will become less and less of a specialty and more just "what people do" without thinking too much about it. There's no need to worry about your office day job, though. You and I will most likely be long dead before this happens, just as scribes from thousands of years ago aren't bummed that there are no jobs on CareerBuilder where the only skill requirement is being able to write down words on paper. So, in summary, as Reed Richards said, "Don't be a dick." You should help to lead your neighbor, and should feel honored that you are at the forefront of something so much bigger than yourself. You could have just as easily been born in a place in the world where there is no written language.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2012 on Please Don't Learn to Code at Coding Horror
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May 16, 2012