Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 10:19 UTC, submitted by anonymous
General Development "Computers are ubiquitous in modern life. They offer us portals to information and entertainment, and they handle the complex tasks needed to keep many facets of modern society running smoothly. Chances are, there is not a single person in Ars' readership whose day-to-day existence doesn't rely on computers in one manner or another. Despite this, very few people know how computers actually do the things that they do. How does one go from what is really nothing more than a collection - a very large collection, mind you - of switches to the things we see powering the modern world?"
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"You are the one idealizing a past where it was necessary and so you believe it should be today right up there with basic literacy and basic maths.

Never made that argument. Read again.
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"Basic programming will possibly be considered a basic knowledge area, just like how everyone is expected to know basic maths and have basic literacy skills today."

The basic premise of your argument as you wrote it.

If you meant otherwise, then state it again more clearly with different wording instead of the tiresome "You didn't read my post" when clearly I did. Thanks.

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