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  • The thing that depresses me most is the focus on “programming” and “coding”. IT is about programming the same way accountancy is about arithmetic.

    What’s really needed is to get the next generation a proper understanding of *data*. What it is, what it’s not, what you can and can’t do with it.

    To misuse a charity slogan from a few years ago: Data is for Life. Applications are for Christmas.

    PS. Oh, and as for “not using boring spreadsheets”, well I hate to say it but Microsoft Excel is now the world’s #1 development environment…