Carburetors are evil! They tried to kill Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and should be banned
One can't stop being poor by singular choice. One can make a series of choices that might lead to a better quality of life, but there are no guarantees.
Ubuntu is a popular Linux distribution among developers. While I personally prefer Debian, there are plenty of people using Ubuntu to do some very interesting work.
#3 is sorely lacking in standard computer science curriculum. Working with sets of data in a logical manner is a very useful skill. Not everyone has to be a DBA, but some general idea of how data fits together helps.
"Missing option - learn an ancient language."
You mean Perl?
The article summary states, "computer science is a very difficult thing to learn later in life"
That is a false premise. To learn anything you need the prerequisite skills. Computer Science can be taught to people with basic reading and math skills. Some experience typing is helpful but not necessary. I am working with my seven year old daughter on various tech skills. I found the Gcompris educational software to be a good place to start. Early parental involvement in learning is way more important than trying to make "code monkeys" out of people who are not interested. My daughter is mainly into the artistic aspects so far. It is a good learning experience for both of us.
Simply put, an interested learner of any age can pick up Computer Science and programming faster than someone who is not really all that interested in tech.
There are many definitions of "the cloud". My personal favorites:
cloud = server(s) managed by someone other than you in another location
Other than some common generic services you still have to engineer solutions to fit your business needs. Anything you want to have you have to specify and pay for. The cloud does not magically/automatically provide backup/fail-over. You have to set these up and pay extra for them.
IT can succeed or fail in the cloud just the same as it can in your own private data center. People who "know how it works", or IT people will still be needed regardless.
You comment was "Over the top"
From what I have seen, children with early access to technology treat them as just another toy. They may be more familiar with some interfaces and know how to do some basic tasks but do not have a great advantage over someone introduced to computers at a later age who is interested in learning about them. You need some basic skills to use a computer. You need to be able to read and write. Some basic math skills and typing are helpful. Once you have the basics you can add technology as a supplement. It is not a replacement for the basics of learning which can still be done with a simple piece of paper and a pencil.
Cavemen were modern They were fully wireless, and I hear they liked to go clubbing.
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So if we fill space with water... we can have fast space travel.
You think that is bad,,, see what they are paying for someone with that skill set.
Better stay away from "Blurred Lines", you you may get sued by Marvin Gaye's family.
"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman