[plt-scheme] Re: Programming for non-programmers

From: Corey Sweeney (corey.sweeney at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Oct 14 15:18:30 EDT 2004

On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 12:29:51 -0400, Neil W. Van Dyke
<neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
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> karczma <karczma at info.unicaen.fr> writes at 17:33 14-Oct-2004 +0200:
> > I knew some young "average programmers". Some of them do everything
> > in order - not JUST to become more productive - but to become moere
> > USEFUL, to delay the hour when they will be fired...
> In the US, I'd add that average (and above-average) developers
> should be worrying about the prospect of their jobs being sent overseas.
> It's really unfortunate, but the skillsets of most developers in the US
> are essentially skillsets, and I think they'll increasingly find that
> they're not sufficiently competitive in a global IT workforce.
> Perhaps the US can out-educate inexpensive overseas labor, enough to
> catch up cost-effectiveness-wise.  (An HtDP in every high school!)

This is too late.   Would you wait till high school to teach english?
;) Put a HtDP in every grade school!

They might suck at it during grade school (I know i did), but it would
lay the groundwork for them to become great later.  Think of it like
the game go.  I don't think it's a coincidence that so many of many of
the best go players started playing go at the age of 6.


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