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WHEN I ASK people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish 72-hour programming jag—with the goal of getting insanely rich and, as they say, “changing the world.”

But this Silicon Valley stereotype isn’t even geographically accurate. The Valley employs only 8 percent of the nation’s coders. All the other millions? They’re more like Devon, a programmer I met who helps maintain a ­security-software service in Portland, Oregon. He isn’t going to get fabulously rich, but his job is stable and rewarding: It’s 40 hours a week, well paid, and intellectually challenging. “My dad was a blue-­collar guy,” he tells me—and in many ways, Devon is too.

Source: Wired Magazine

Date: February 9th, 2017

Link: https://www.wired.com/2017/02/programming-is-the-new-blue-collar-job/

Discussion

1) If coding is the “next blue collar job”, who is going to manage and supervise these workers?

2) Does this mean everyone should learn to code, or not?

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