blah blah security blah blah not everyone's a programmer
yes I know, but I believe lots of people can (with great effort) do a really simple silly programming thing, and they should 𝗯𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼!
@ebel On the "not everyone's a programmer" thing -- technically correct, but to my endless frustration, somehow this is always used to conclude "therefore we should keep them out" and not, y'know, "therefore we should make things more accessible to them"
@joepie91 @ebel THANK YOU for saying this. It's so easy to slip into the mindset that programming belongs to some elite club of intellectuals, when in reality we should be building *general purpose languages* in ways that the *general public* can use them. Of course, *domain* is a valid concern; what areas of the layperson's life can be made easier with a little bit of programming knowledge?
@ebel "people shouldn't try to replace lightbulbs or even mess with disjunctors. Not everyone is an electrician."
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