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I totally agree. This is pretty much the same blog post I wrote a few months ago (same title even) when Code Year was getting so much press. The feedback I got was the programming is going to be a blue collar job in the next 30 years. The percentage of the population that can engineer great software is so minuscule, and that number won’t change dramatically. HyperCard couldn’t change it; Visual Basic couldn’t change it; and no amount of instructional videos and interactive code challenges can change it. We might be able to nudge the number upward by making things easier, but there is a hard limit. At it's core, programming and the problems we solve as programmers is *hard* and the general population isn't very good at doing hard things.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2012 on Please Don't Learn to Code at Coding Horror
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