the big problem with the case for or against everyone learning to code is the word “everyone”.
“some dudes and dudettes”, “many of us”, “loads of people”, “a hefty amount of the world population”, all of those are fine.
just not “everyone”.
Machine writing will exist, sooner than we think. Algorithm-driven writerbots, clumping together predefined phrases (or dissected ones from previous writings) spiced with words that computer-driven testing and big data crunching have found to enhance “catchiness”, headed by titles that extensive testing have proved engaging and “click-worthy”. (To be honest, current headlining for sites like buzzfeed, […]
Recently a friend asked: “Imagine a phone…. Now tell me why does a phone icon still look like a landline headset?” I said: Icons as visual abstractions that refer to a specific concept, come from an old paradigm, that of the mechanical (mail envelope) and electronic (landline phone set) era, where object’s looks and shapes […]