Coding Horror: Please Don’t Learn to Code

Please don’t advocate learning to code just for the sake of learning how to code. Or worse, because of the fat paychecks. Instead, I humbly suggest that we spend our time learning how to …

  • Research voraciously, and understand how the things around us work at a basic level.
  • Communicate effectively with other human beings.

These are skills that extend far beyond mere coding and will help you in every aspect of your life.

+1 for Research and communicate; it’s astonishing the number of people who *still* ask “How do you know that…” It is as if they never heard of Google, and they never learn anything interesting… because they spend their life just watching reality TV.

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