The Future of Programming

The Future of Programming

Another must watch keynote from Bret Victor, see notes on Bret’s site:

“The most dangerous thought you can have as a creative person is to think you know what you’re doing.”

It’s possible to misinterpret what I’m saying here. When I talk about not knowing what you’re doing, I’m arguing against “expertise”, a feeling of mastery that traps you in a particular way of thinking.

But I want to be clear — I am not advocating ignorance. Instead, I’m suggesting a kind of informed skepticism, a kind of humility.

Everything that Bret is saying about programming could also be said about learning with technology. Before we knew what was possible where we’re we trying to get too?

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