What is Programming?

From: The post titled The False Hope of Usable Data Analysis

Programming is like writing: a general purpose technological skill which transforms all activities. And this means that, eventually, it becomes useful (or even necessary) for many activities which are outside the core of programming (who’d have thought a salesperson would have to know how to read and write? A firefighter?).

Almost any job that does not require programming is one which can be done by a robot. Except entertainment and those jobs that Tyler Cowen, for lack of a better word, calls marketing…….


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