In response to this, I wrote:
"The emphasis on everyone learning how to code is bananas. There are many other aspects that go into creating things on the web, and the longer people refuse to see that coding is only one of them, one that’s no more or less important than the others, we will never evolve.
Could we ever build great buildings if we only had construction workers to lay down the beams? No. We need architects to dream up and design ideas. We need scientists to test new materials and ways of building things. We need urban planners to collect data about what we’ve done and spit it back to us so we can do better.
In the same vain, we need more than just people who know how to lay down the beams of the internet. And the failure to see past that only halts innovation.
I’m sure I sound like an agitated broken record here, but this has got to be my biggest net-related grip of all time. But, thankfully, some people are slowly getting it. I’m happy to see more people/companies put more emphasis on design, data, and other functions… and in the end, those are the people who will win. Actually, they’re already winning.”
I’m not knocking learning how to code, but rather the belief that everyone must.