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#thinking-together
Kartik Agaram

Kartik Agaram

04/29/2022, 5:03 PM
I've been rereading https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code during my latest bout of introspection. It annoyed me out of all proportion when I first read it (even though I could and still can appreciate the craft that went into it), and with the benefit of hindsight (and having joined this forum 3 years later) I think I understand why: it's unabashedly about the present of software, and by nature that endeavor makes a virtue to newcomers out of how things work today. On the other hand, I argued the opposite direction over at https://futureofcoding.slack.com/archives/C5T9GPWFL/p1645838782428059?thread_ts=1645811249.437739. So it seems to matter how vehemently I feel about the thing being taught to newcomers, whether I consider it important or irrelevant frippery.