inessential by Brent Simmons

Guy on Learning

Guy English, Learn to X:

Scripting isn’t the new literacy, it’s the new tinkering with the engine, the new re-wiring the house. The new DIY for the digital age. These sorts of skills are incredibly valuable, but they’re not now, and certainly won’t be in the future, anything close to being an art form that stirs our souls.

Code isn’t an art form — but neither is musical notation. Music is an art form. Eventually, the things that code builds (websites, apps) will become art forms too. Eventually.