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    Not Everyone Should Code: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFwa5Owp0-k What Most Schools Don’t Teach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc

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      Not Everyone Should Code

      Indeed! Everybody should be a hacker!

      Programming now is what writing was 5000 years ago

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        I disagree. Just like not everyone should know how to tear down a car engine, and rebuild it, not everyone needs to learn to code.

        Personally, I think some other skills are more important than coding. ie, starting a fire without matches. Construction of a basic water filtering system. Wood and metal craft. etc etc etc

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          The problem is that while water filtering is something you do, a programmer is something you are.

          Programming is a fundamental way of expressing one freedom.

          We don’t see it as such, we see it as a job, just because it is still too primitive in itself (like writing was during Ancient Egypt). But we should work to make programming simpler (not necessarily easier) and teach everybody how to do that.

          Think of this: in the very moment the majority of people will be able to hack, proprietary software will stop to have an advantage over free software: free software will have most programmers and a competitive advantage over ANY closed source solution.

          Even better: imagine a dumb politician facing hacker crews wherever he talk! :-D