Just learnt about https://studio.code.org a website for schools and kids to learn "coding".
First thing I thought was: nice!
Second: who pay for this?
Fine: it's #Microsoft, #Facebook, #Amazon and #Google interest to have more cheap AND talented developers, so it's a reasonable move to fund such kind of charity.
@Shamar Remember parents: read the small print!
@rick_777 @MatejLach @Shamar they don't just want future employees. they want people, whether future employees or not, to think a certain way. investing into educating kids on the off chance that they'll work for your company ten years later makes limited sense. investing in convincing kids, and by extension their parents, that company X's products are the only good products makes a lot of sense.
To grow a generation of developers that think this IS how you develop software & that there's no alternative is a move any evil genius will envy. Honestly it reminds me of armies kidnapping the enemies children & raising them to be killers.
i was down with the analysis until the hyperbole jumped the shark there at the end
@deejoe Yeah, I agree, it's not a good one. 😃
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