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angry bollocks about coding 

Was just stroking my feed and saw someone'd donated to some teaching-young-black-girls-to-code thing sponsored by googfacezonple or whoever and it's really starting to look like white twentysomething guys with rich parents who learned how to code think that it's the "code" bit that put them where they are, and if they just spread the "code" bit to everyone then everyone will be a coder and everyone will be rich and racism will be solved as easily as flipping a bit

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angry bollocks about coding 

I mean how about instead of going around shouting "just learn to code," how about we stop paying people eighty grand a year to sit on their arses and tickle a keyboard all day and pay working-class people a proper living wage? This whole mindset of spreading the code around until everyone's a coder fails hard on so many levels but I think the biggest fail is in not recognizing that programmers are VASTLY overpaid for what is to be honest a really cushy and easy job.

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angry bollocks about coding 

@ifixcoinops Remember that guy who thought he could help a homeless dude by just teaching him to code, then he could bootstrap himself to subsistence with an app -- mashable.com/2015/04/05/homele

angry bollocks about coding 

@ifixcoinops I mean, programming is a lot more than just tickling a keyboard all day. If it were that easy, everyone would do it, and I'd have already written an entire operating system by now.

angry bollocks about coding 

@ifixcoinops hadn't considers that angle on it before - that's so true.

angry bollocks about coding 

@ifixcoinops Really I don't think it's that bad! It's not about ending racism, it's about giving the kids the chance to get themselves out of a shit situation - it's too late to handle it later on because there aren't even the applicants for the jobs from the people affected - it's got to give them the early opportunity to know that they can succeed and give them a way out.

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