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comment Learning to program without a computer
While mathematics may not be necessary to learn programming, it really helps. For that matter, most everything that makes a good developer isn't necessary for programming; all you need is a programming language and something to execute code written in that language. Many of the basic ideas of programming (data structures, algorithms, functions, logic, algebra) are mathematics and it will make you a better programmer if you know those concepts. Besides, if we are talking about someone without a computer, math is the closest he will get.
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comment Do programmers possess the means of production?
To give a short answer to the OP's question: yes, we could be self-sufficient, but it would be a lot more appealing if a few things happened first: -reform of copyright/patent laws -real health care reform -tax reform favoring independent and cooperative enterprises -net neutrality laws -better competition among hardware vendors and ISPs
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