Douglas Rushkoff Video: Why You Should Learn Code

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Code Conquest Newsletter #9
Apr 17, 2013

This isn’t really news. But it’s a good video, so we thought we’d share it anyway.

Douglas Rushkoff is the author of Program or Be Programmed, and in this video, he explains exactly why learning code is so important:

‘When human beings acquired language, we didn’t just learn to listen, we learned how to speak.’

‘When human beings acquired text, we learned not just how to read, but how to write.’

‘And now that we acquire computers, we should learn not just how to use them, but how to program them.’

He explains it better than we ever could! Watch the 2 minute video here…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgicuytCkoY

If you’re in the mood for more videos, here are a few we shared in previous newsletter issues, which you may have missed…

Obama Supports Required High School Coding Classes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp_zigxMS-Y&t=27m44s

Zuckerberg, Gates, Will. I. Am on Learning Code
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU1xS07N-FA

Code Conquest Content Update #4

New articles written since last week include:

  1. Online Programming Training
  2. Programming Books

We’re super excited about these new pages arriving on the site, because they’re overflowing with useful information on the top coding training and books on the market. These pages are where we hope you’ll find the right training to help you learn code and achieve your dreams.

Quotation of the Week

“If you can program a computer, you can achieve your dreams.”

– Dick Costolo
CEO, Twitter

Stay tuned,
The Code Conquest Team

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