a digital common place book | an @s_m_i production | one of a few

Business leaders don’t need to know how to code, but having an understanding of what is involved is always a good thing. This can help them avoid classic management mistakes like ‘doubling the number of programmers means something takes half as long’, as well as thinking that programmers can pull something magic out of their hats in no time at all (although this course in particular seems to do the exact opposite, and may do more harm than good).
one of the most tiresome things about working in the tech department of the Guardian is living with the knowledge that every single time we write an article designed to make the subject of programming accessible to a more mainstream audience, it is immediately followed by a rash of comments seemingly only designed to make the majority of the tech community look like smug know-it-all patronising killjoys. Why not just stay commenting on Slashdot and El Reg if that is all you are interested in doing?