It's refreshing to read a contrarian angle to "teach kids to code" discussion, even if I disagree with Bonanzinga's and Mutlu's points.
Yes, understanding user experiences is crucial. Nonetheless, understanding code becomes even more important, precisely because:
-- Now we’re already seeing things like The Grid which uses artificial intelligence to build tailor made websites for you based on a few parameters and continues to adapt as you add content.
However, it is great to hear a bit of debate about this topic.
Excellent dissection of recent news from Blendle. Even better explanation on why "iTunes for X" is not as good model as it once seemed.
Sports pieces always make great longform pieces. I have not finished this one, but it started off well and it is beautifully crafted piece of digital work.
It came highly recommended via Jonathan Wilson who gave great interview on the AAP. Skip to the second half for a lesson on how to deal with digital shift in publishing.
Paulista rapper Criolo has a new album out. It is a "difficult second album".
Luckily, the best two tracks are thrown together into a 2044-vision of Grajau, all together with 3D-printed guns, self-driving car jacking and AR beer ads.
There's possibly the first ever mention of Eric Hobsbawm in rap songs too. Foucault gets one too, but I'm sure he was name-dropped before.
Cover photo by Michael Pollak - CC BY 2.0.