Paul Ford: What Is Code?
- As we move closer and closer to a more computer-based era, do you think that coding languages (at least the main ones) should be added to the required courses in school and perhaps even enforced as a necessary skill just like the English language?
Benjamin H. Bratton: The Black Stack
- One of the biggest issues that always rises first in regards to the cloud is privacy. After all these years of leaks from the government spying on us what is more troublesome to come to terms with... Either when you don’t know if you are being watched or not, and so you behave as if you are, or when you know you are being watched but act as if you aren’t?
Reading both texts, I got a sense of process, From code becoming software, the software then being released for the use of people. This process is also similar to stacking, which made me think of different layers in the atmosphere and how you must go through each to reach the others. Do you think there are limitations to what we can do with code? Should we be drilling code into the mind of children from early on?