Programming should not be seen as a exclusive club for geniuses. That's not healthy for the scene, not useful for the startup economy. In that regard, "programming is for everyone" that means that any person that wants to have some approach to programming should be able to do it without hitting a wall.
Since hardware, software and courses are expensive too, making approaching programming accessible and friendly for newcomers is a step forward in equity and a responsibility for all of us. Having the time and resources to program is a privilege for which I am grateful.
Having said this, there's a huge field of what a programmer can do and in what level of professionalism. Anyone can write a novel. That doesn't mean that there's no merit in writing a great novel.
"Programming should not be seen as an exclusive club for geniuses" - Could not agree more, but some people don't see it this way, they see us as going on a few courses and boom, we can write code with our eyes closed which is just ridiculous.
"Anyone can write a novel. That doesn't mean that there's no merit in writing a great novel." - A good novel doesn't make history, a great one does ;)
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