The whole problem is millions of developers with NOTHING TO DO. Examples:
– Facebook v7 (Updated 24 March 2014, see links at bottom) was a great version. Why have we moved so far beyond an app that was 18mb to an app that is 60mb, in 4 years? Why? What is so good about the modern version that we couldn’t do in v7?
– Websites. Why do websites have to be so secure? Why do websites all have to have ridiculously complex interfaces that no one knows how to use? Why can’t I still have a simple no frills website that just does what it’s for – provide some info/ links/ video?
– Web platforms (form builders, for example). Why are they now so complex? What EXACTLY is the reason?
Millions of developers with nothing to do. Twiddling their thumbs.
A roll back on the ubiquitous democratised Internet. Today in 2018 the Internet has become a tool for the rich, for the media savvy, for the elite. Not for us ordinary folks. We need to PAY someone to make stuff. This is VERY bad.
STOP teaching coding as a core topic. STOP thinking everyone needs to code. It’s BS. I heard on the vine that the main reason the ‘system’ wants everyone to have code skills is so the job salary drops (supply/demand thing). If everyone needs to pay ‘specialists’, then we need those coders, waiting in their coding stalls, ready to produce.
My thinking on this has changed enormously in the past couple of years. If you teach coding, then you are likely NOT teaching human skills like empathy, ‘poetical’ awareness, information literacy. You are not teaching kindness. You aren’t really teaching much at all, if all you’re teaching is coding.