[dgplug-users] [SUMMERTRAINING] Watch a talk on "The Future of Programming"

Robin Schubert robin.schubert at gmx.de
Mon Aug 7 11:22:36 PDT 2017

Hi Kushal and all,
I try to resend from Icedove now, maybe there's something not correctly 
configured with my mutt yet.

On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 09:45:30AM +0530, Kushal Das wrote:
 > Hi,
 > Here is the link for the talk:
 > https://vimeo.com/71278954
 > After you watched the talk, please share your views in the this thread.

A fantastic talk, thanks for sharing!
Concerning what we've learned so far, I feel like a Dinosaur. The job I 
have right now, I do have it in order to think differently. I do,
however, but I realize how much I'm constraining myself with the 
structure that's given to me. Even though many things Bret Victor talks
about are things I've been looking for before.

I watched this video and immediately went over to the next one about 
dynamic drawing, which is awesome as well. This is hacking in its 
original intention.

Another thought I had; I switched to a completely libre OS now, but I do 
not feel a big difference concerning my freedom. I realize that the
reason for that is, that I'm still not free to change everything to my 
desires, just because my lack of knowledge. True, I do have the chance
to modify the source code, re-compile and be more happy than before with 
my custom feature, but what if I can't understand the source code in
the first place? Richard Stallman calls minified javascript non-free, 
because it's not readible, just like binary code. However, almost every
software code is not readible for someone that can not code (or doesn't 
know the language/module/API/etc). So to create free software, that
is free for every user (not developer), it should be visualized in a 
more intuitive way, ideally independent of the language it gets
interpreted in.

I'll continue watching the other videos, great stuff, maybe even a 

Best regards,

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