Ben Carr

Why an era of enthusiast programmers is coming to an end

And one reason to believe programmers won’t always be this way is that there’s plenty of evidence that the next generation of professional programmers is no longer dominated by enthusiasts. People becoming software developers today look markedly different than those who came before.

I enjoyed this essay from Justin Searls about the potential generational shift going on in tech, and especially enjoyed the examples in the final section of how we might use this framing to better understand one another and anticipate conflict.