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BBC gives naked computers to kids (hmm, code for something?)

Steve the Cynic

"with the hope of inspiring them to learn programming or (perhaps more politically correct) coding."

You lot all know that they use the words "coding", "coder" etc. as a means of diminishing the significance of what programmers do, don't you?

Think about it.

Which sounds more important / more valuable / more skilled / more expensive to hire, a "coder", a "programmer", a "developer"? My vote *ISN'T* on a "coder".

Which of those three sounds more trivial, more unskilled, more interchangeable, etc.? This time my vote is *DEFNINTELY* on a "coder".

Which do you want to be?

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