Friday, February 1, 2019

It's funny because it's true

But if you torture the data it will confess to anything.

I must say that I'm digging this meme.  For those unfamiliar with it, back during the days when government policy encouraged off-shoring of manufacturing jobs there were a lot of articles in the press that laid off factory workers should learn to code.

1 comment:

Tim Wolter said...

Of course it is not as if then, or now, learning to code is a thing to be despised. It requires a mix of inherent savvy, persistence and imagination to be anything more than a plodder at it. And while it is not a guarantee of direct gainful employment it is a useful skill that can factor in to many other fields.

Less noble in the eyes of prior longshoremen and J-school grads? Maybe.

At least the latter are misguided in this belief.