Thursday, December 29, 2011

Program or be programmed - Not!

By Vasudev Ram - | @vasudevram |

This is in response to a post a while ago by "A VC" Fred Wilson (@fredwilson).

Here is his post:

Program or be programmed:

I like and agree with a lot of the points in many of Fred's posts, but I don't agree fully (or even much) with this one. While I think he is right in that everyone, in this highly technological and digital age, should develop some understanding of technology (for their own benefit, and so as not to be on the wrong side of the "digital divide"), including, particularly, but not only, digital technology (a.k.a. computers and related stuff), I don't think that everyone should _necessarily_ learn how to program a computer. If they wish to, of course, they should, and are free to do so. My point is that one should not say that everyone in the world should learn to program a computer. Plenty of people have other skills and inclinations, and everyone should feel free (and is, unless they are a slave in some way) to do what they want to do. Also, variety is the spice of life :-)

My two cents ...

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