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It has gained some buzz over the internet because of a video featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi.
All these folks say it’s cool to make a computer do things you want it to do. I concur with them. I say the same cool factor goes for any other subject that you can think of. Computer Science and programming is not for everyone. A lot of students are easily put off with math. The reason I bring up math is, both computer science and math involve flexing your mind to think logically, critically and mould it to solve problems. Teachers take a lot of pain and resort to creative ways to make math easy and fun to learn, a similar effort needs to be put in if computer science is to be taught at schools, else it is more likely to put off students from pursuing computer science or programming in their latter years.

“There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.”
-Anonymous