Good essay. I liked the summary of the "Learn to code" mockery.
I also liked the juxtaposition between "learn to code" and "code to learn".
The latter makes me think of the notion of imbuing your activity with "quality" from Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance.
Coding on open source software, for fun and the sake of it and not due to some economic imperative has for me some element of coding to learn instead of learning to code.
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