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“Programming is a means to an end, not an end in itself. You should be trying to do as little of it as possible to make the thing that you want.”
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People who work with code leave messages with each update they make. These are their (short) stories.
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The executive director of Northwestern’s Knight News Innovation Lab says j-schools need to teach students to be open-minded about their skills — and that means learning at least the basics of programming.
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Plus: The debate over coding for laypeople, Twitter’s new email digests, and everything else that went on this week in media and tech. Mark Coddington
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It’s great that it’s gotten easier for non-programmers to write code and build things. But that doesn’t mean we should forget the merits of weirder, whimsical, gloriously impractical approaches. Jacob Harris
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