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1

The underlying issue with bootcamps charging $30,000 for a 9-month curriculum patched together from free online sources and delivered by inexperienced instructors is just how dystopian "the opportunity" really is. It's capitalizing on a failed state approach to higher education.

2

Companies so eager to only hire senior people often forget that unlearning what doesn't apply can take longer than learning what does.

3

Here's a crazy idea for how to finance education: Taxes. We, as a society, pool our resources, educate people with no up-front charge, and fund the setup by taking a progressive percentage of everyone's income for life.

4

How to make progress: Pay attention to far fewer topics and people.

5

You can make a lot of mistakes, but they should all be novel.

6

Programming environments, patterns, and tools are rarely evaluated squarely on the merits. It's just as much "who has used that lately" and "was it cool". You can belabor that as a shallow process, or you can simply make cool shit people are interested in learning how was built.

7

Like they say, mortality is a feature not a bug. Not only for civilization at large, but as a personal liberation as well. Scarcity = focus.

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