Coding isn’t just for “coders”

Originally posted on Substack. Check it out here.

Imagine if people didn't learn to read and write because they didn't seem themselves as "authors". Just cause you don't see yourself as an engineer doesn't mean you shouldn't learn to code.

Code is here to stay. Every influential invention to come will be built with some amount of code. Coding is going to be taught in school to the same degree that reading and writing is. That being said, it's not too late for you to learn it.

To be out of touch with how a computer works is to be out of touch with how the world works. Twenty years ago, the iPhone, Facebook, and one-day shipping didn't exist. Things are moving quickly, and it's only going to become more of a mystery to you.

"Either you're telling a computer what to do or a computer is telling you what to do—and you don't want to be on the wrong side of that transaction."

- Naval Ravikant

I'm not saying everyone has to become an all-star programmer, the same way not everyone is an award-winning novelist. But, everyone can read and write at some basic level. The computer is the most powerful tool in human history. Learn to use it.

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