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larryloeb
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9/17/2015 | 6:32:53 PM
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Should we have taught them electronics?

Would it have even mattered?
Gary_EL
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9/17/2015 | 6:26:41 PM
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I guess you're right

Beavis: What did people do before they had TV?
Butt-head: Don't be stupid Beavis, there's always been TV, there's just a lot more channels now
Beavis: Oh yeah, progress is cool!
larryloeb
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9/17/2015 | 6:15:03 PM
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Well, kids might use smartphones but most of them got no real idea on how to code for one, or even the underlying principles of what the thing does.

Computer literacy means you got some idea of how things work. You can always drill down into the specifics, but way too many youngun's got no idea even at an overview level.

Hopefully, this stuff will stick to the kids as they mature.
Gary_EL
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9/17/2015 | 3:17:57 PM
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The only problem is that, no matter how innocent of any other kind of knowledge they might be, the average kid already knows PLENTY about computers. Whereas my generation couldn't write worth beans, today's kids live via texting. They must pick it up via osmosis, like fighting, riding a bicycle, music and sex.
larryloeb
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9/16/2015 | 2:44:10 PM
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I think DeBlasio gets the importance of it.

Now, he has to train his teachers to teach it.
danielcawrey
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9/16/2015 | 1:42:57 PM
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Computer science education is important for the future of this country.

Today, we are seeing software taking over entire industries. No vertical is really safe from this change. Because of this, the majority of jobs in the future are going to rely on a lot of software development and project management surraounding it. This is why early education is so important today. 


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