Why Does This Exist?
Growing up, it felt like the internet was this wide open expanse that you could throw myself into and learn as much as possible.
Somewhere along the way, the internet... changed. Everything is a walled garden now, and every service trying to "teach kids how to code" seems mostly interested in them being in their platform and not really giving them the tools to go beyond those walls. It almost seems as if the expectation is that the school system would be their next step, but... look, I've been there, and that's really (rarely) the solution. These platforms have their place, but to learn this well you need a variety of sources.
This newsletter is our way of trying to provide the learning environment we had as kids, but in a safe and accessible way. The idea is to round up the good parts of the internet that a kid could use and learn from, and funnel it to them every week. Parents can rest assured that their kids aren't getting visually assaulted by the increasingly strange images, text, and audio that's pervading the web, and kids can look at coding as something beyond just making simple games and tricks.
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