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Could Aliens change space oil if they didn’t bother to learn how?

February 9, 2012

One of the things I’ve resolved to do this year is learn a little bit about coding. Thus, I’ve joined my cousin Matt (who is already far more knowledgeable than me on the subject) and taken the Codecademy Challenge. After all, I’m on the internet a lot and use computers every single day; and yet I know very little about how or why they work they way they do – especially from a software standpoint.

I think it’s actually pretty important that we all gain a better understanding of how the things around us work. It’s not all right, in my opinion, to be ignorant of important stuff we use every day. And in some cases, it might even be dangerous.

Look at it like this – can you imagine a race of aliens coming down with the kind of technology that we can only dream about, but not really knowing how it works? Like a bunch of bumbling idiots who can start the spaceship and flip on the hyper-drive, but can only parallel park when they have a really large space to back into and can’t ever figure out how to change the space oil. This would be ridiculous to imagine, and yet most of us are using items every day that we barely understand and certainly can’t explain.

So tonight I will code a little more here on my couch, and hopefully I’ll learn something. I encourage you to do the same. Don’t be the alien who can’t change the space oil.

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  1. February 9, 2012 10:54 pm

    Reblogged this on 4theloveofearth.


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