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comment by dublinben
dublinben  ·  3300 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Stupid is Winning: We are in the final years of our internet

I think we're already seeing the results of partial applications of that technique. Computers used to require programming knowledge just to operate. Thus, an entire generation of computer-using children grew up to be the programmers of today's computers. Today's children are locked in Fisher Price GUIs on devices that can't write code, or even run unsigned that that you might somehow write. Computer Science enrollment is already down and will only continue to drop as fewer and fewer young people are able to tinker with computers.