๐Ÿ’ฌ rethinking the simple bare necessities

Replied to Issue #149 of the TL;DR Newsletter – rethinking the simple bare necessities. by an author (TLDR)

Interesting view from Tom Hulme of Google Ventures arguing that teaching kids to code isnโ€™t the future proofed ticket to future jobs as framed by many people. Deep machine learning will likely automate the writing of code relatively quickly. Creativity is going to be far more important in a future where software can code better than we can.

Wondering Ian if ‘coding’ can actually be a part of creativity? In my current work, I need to think creatively to design a solution that can accommodate a number of scenarios and situations, while at the same time being relatively simple. For me, this is about working within the constraints. I may not know how to code my solutions, but I am not going to buy a future where I have no knowledge of the way things work. I work with too many people who think they can make decisions (creative or critical) without understanding the context at hand.

5 responses on “๐Ÿ’ฌ rethinking the simple bare necessities”

  1. Hey Aaron, definitely agree. I’d see it as a bit of divergent thinking and creativity mixed together. We published some research on this last year:


    We’re the last pub in this issue – http://ijemst.com/index.php?p=issue&id=29

    Some thinking about the constraints you indicated – https://wiobyrne.com/constraints/

    Thanks for this reframing. I think it ties in to some thinking/writing I’ve had about computational thinking/participation.

  2. As a follow-up, this response from you to my newsletter is making me think/wish I could send out, or connect the newsletter to my IndieWeb site. I’d like to see the webmentions/comments come in as people share/connect/comment.

    Also, when I respond to comments on this site…I feel like I should be commenting on my site and sharing here. How do I make those changes?

    1. Thanks Ian for the various links. I’ll have to dive in and have a look.

      In regards to managing comments, that is an interesting one. I know that Tinyletter moderates comments via email and I would guess that MailChimp would be similar. I also post to my curation site and this offers the prospect of commenting (and pinging). However, not every person who responds to an email would be comfortable with a public comment. I guess that is something to be wary off.

      Hope that makes sense Ian


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