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Linux creator Linus Torvalds: I do not believe everybody should learn to code

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Even Linus Torvalds, one of the most influential computer scientists alive today, doesn’t believe everybody should learn to code.

Torvalds, the creator of Linux and Git (a version control system for dev teams, and the technology behind GitHub), opened up for an unusually lengthy Q&A& this weekend. Now 44, Torvalds shaped modern computing, and yet his views contrast recent learn-to-code campaigns like Codecademy’s Code Year.

When asked about the future of computer science education, Torvalds said, “I actually don’t believe that everybody should necessarily try to learn to code. I think it’s reasonably specialized, and nobody really expects most people to have to do it. It’s not like knowing how to read and write and do basic math.”
via Venture Beat

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Image above: Linus Torvalds on stage in Edinburgh, Scotland 
Image Credit: Business Insider

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