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Citizen-Developers, not comp sci majors, are the future of programming [Links]

"The sort of creativity and problem solving that allows star programmers to succeed isn’t exactly encouraged in the artificial and conforming environment of a college classroom."

Why Citizen Developers Are The Future of Programming [ReadWrite]: “The sort of creativity and problem solving that allows star programmers to succeed isn’t exactly encouraged in the artificial and conforming environment of a college classroom.”
New SEC Rules Could Kill Angel Investing [Angel Capital Association]: “Final rules ending the ban on general solicitation for companies seeking investment from accredited investors eliminates the ability of angels to self‐certify their status, and will result in many angels refusing to participate in this type of investing.”
The 7 Hottest Startup Scenes in the U.S. [Entrepreneur]: “The ranking compares the seven hottest startup scenes in the U.S. across measures that matter most to new entrepreneurs: median tech-employee earnings, maximum personal income tax, property tax, the cost of housing and the cost of office space.”
Everything you need to know about how Congress is debating patent reform [PandoDaily]: “In June, President Obama signaled his support for sweeping reforms by signing an array of executive orders and legislative recommendations that would make it harder for patent-holding companies — “patent trolls,” in particular — to embark on spurious litigation.”
How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages [The Guardian]: “Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption.”

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