Not Everyone’s a Special Developer Snowflake

Not Everyone’s a Special Developer Snowflake

There is a prevailing mindset these days, that everyone should learn to code, or that everyone is a potential creative.

Pffffftttt.

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Special Snowflake

There is a prevailing mindset these days, that everyone should learn to code, or that everyone is a potential creative.

Pffffftttt.

Thirty years toiling in the business of writing software, and personally doing a fair amount of copywriting and creative work for enterprise systems, small businesses, and mobile applications have convinced me of just the opposite.

By way of disclaimer, let me openly and honestly say that I am not the greatest software developer in the world, nor the world’s reigning Photoshop master. But I have worked with some of them, on occasion. I have also worked with their evil doppelgangers.

Let’s examine who is pushing this trope / tripe that “everyone is a developer”: for the most part, companies whose business it is to teach people how to code. Or, organizations looking to develop a larger base of developers in a geographical region.

Look – having educational opportunities to…

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