Very interesting to us here in the UK as we are very much in the grip of a coding epidemic…. Although it has to be said that I personally enjoy this, the longer view needs to be considered. Our new curriculum here in the UK has not been without controversy, and thise behind it should be considering all motivations. Will be sharing! Thanks, as usual.
There is hardly any work we can do or any expenditures we can make that will yield so large a return to our industries as would come from the establishment of educational institutions which would give us skilled hands and trained minds for the conduct of our industries and our commerce
Theodore Search, National Association of Manufacturers, 1898
[K]nowing something about programming makes us competitive as individuals, companies and a nation. The rest of the world is learning code. Their schools teach it, their companies are filled with employees who get it, and their militaries are staffed by programmers — not just gamers with joysticks. According to the generals I’ve spoken with, we are less than a generation away from losing our technological superiority on the cyber battlefield, which should concern a nation depending so heavily on drones for security and electronic trading as an industry.
Finally, learning code —…
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