Computer Programming

In the long run, each media revolution offers people an entirely new perspective through which to relate to their world.  Language led to shared learning, cumulative experience, and the possibility for progress.  The alphabet led to accountability, abstract thinking, monotheism, and contractual law.  The printing press and private reading led to a new experience of individuality, a personal relationship to God, the Protestant Reformation, human rights, and the Enlightenment.  With the advent of a new medium, the status quo not only comes under scrutiny; it is revised and rewritten by those who have gained new access to the tools of its creation.

  ~ Program or Be Programmed, Ten Commands for a Digital Age, Douglas Rushkoff 

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