A friend sent me a link to an article on today’s NYT site. It’s about how non-technical professionals are diving into the fundamentals of technology. It all sounded familiar and then I remembered a post I wrote a couple of years ago (March 2010). Here’s a clip from the Times article:
“Inasmuch as you need to know how to read English, you need to have some understanding of the code that builds the Web,” said Sarah Henry, 39, an investment manager who lives in Wayne, Pa. “It is fundamental to the way the world is organized and the way people think about things these days.” Ms. Henry took several classes, including some in HTML, the basic language of the Web, and WordPress, a blogging service, through Girl Develop It, an organization based in New York that she had heard about online that offers lessons aimed at women in a number of cities. She paid around $200 and saw it as an investment in her future.
I forgot about this, but I made a graphic that could have accompanied this article. Here it is again…