We Don't Need More; We Need BetterPosted: Tags: biz,startup
Is Code Academy trying to beat the universe?
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. ~ Rick Cook
Oh! wait, you can't do that with 200,000 people signing to code. That is like sending everyone in town with a camera hoping that someone will turn out to be Ansal Adams. It doesn't work that way. Not in photography, not in coding, not in project management, not in anything. But we don't learn our lessons, letting the universe win.
hmm..not too sure about this "everyone shud learn to code" movement...world does not need MORE coders, we need BETTER coders #justsayin
How I wish some psychology expert would explain the illusion of quantity magically producing quality.
Governments, corporates, and individuals are all obsessed with this illusion.
So the magical answer is 'do more'. But, more of the same only produces more of the same results. Nothing improves. Wait, it is not same results; it gets worse.
As I have realized after managing many projects,
to plough a field, you need two strong oxen; not one hundreds chicken
More often than I care to remember, I'm given hundreds of chicken. The field smells only of chicken shit.
Practice makes it perfect. So what happens when you practice something in a wrong way? You don't improve; you suck at that whatever you are practicing. ↩
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