Please do learn to code

Quincy Larson
May 12, 2016 · 6 min read
Learning to code at a Free Code Camp Toronto coffee-and-code.
John McCarthy, the computer scientist who invented the Lisp language and coined the term “Artificial Intelligence”

“Everyone needs computer programming. It will be the way we speak to the servants.” — John McCarthy

People have been managing other people for thousands of years.

The nature of work has fundamentally changed.

Coding isn’t some niche skill. It really is “the new literacy.”

Program or be programmed.

Stewart Brand, founder of the Whole Earth Catalog and the Long Now Foundation

“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.” — Stewart Brand

Ships are meant for sailing

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper invented the first compiler and pioneered high-level programming languages.

A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things. — Grace Hopper

A Khan Academy video about the value of maintaining a growth mindset — essentially, believing in yourself.

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