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  1. Feb 2017
    1.   I am not arguing here that “everyone shouldn’t learn to code.” But I can't hop onto a bandwagon that just isn’t clear about what it’s asking “everyone” to do.

      There is this duality to the phrase of "everyone should learn to code". Thinking about it in the context of another subject like, "everyone should make art" doesn't translate to the medium, application, and other processes needed to create a successful piece.

    2. To provide "everyone" with access to a technical education means starting earlier (before college, that is) and explicitly supporting girls and under-represented youth in these efforts.

      Public school systems seem to have ignored these movements to spread the education of code. Especially rural schools neglect the teaching of this subject, leaving young students to the odd chance they are exposed to it via other means, and eventually education outside of highschool.

    1. People who make things are simply different [read: better] than those who don’t.

      Being a consumer and a user of product should not be seen as a low blow. Everyone is a consumer of someone else's product.

    2. We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.

      There is this push to get women into occupations that have been historically male-led, but there seems to be a lack of movement to put men into the systemically "female" positions.