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Well when I first read this post I did feel a bit like, "Hey new kid, don't code, your wasting your time", but I looked at it from a different perspective. To me it seems that Jeff is just annoyed that the whole "everyone should learn programming" meme is kind of trendy right now. Yes, the whole 'geek' thing is played out in a way, but there will always be people that are really interested in programming and doing amazing things with languages like Processing, and SuperCollider. I used to dj quite a bit when I was younger, and had a few friends that where dj's too, but now everyone and there mom is a dj! At first it was a little irritating seeing people buy dj stuff just to be cool, but hey, who cares! It's a trend, and trends eventually die out. The people that have enthusiasm for their craft will stick with it. I think the reason for the coding meme right now is because of how the press/media portrays coders like David Karp, and movies like The Social Network. They make it seem that coding will bring you lots of money, fame, etc. So yes, the post is a just rant, and everyone does it all the time.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2012 on Please Don't Learn to Code at Coding Horror
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