Both math, and that limitations are not what stops you.
But a Crown Victoria in the face usually does.
The poster thinks that being knowledgeable about tech is knowing your memes and posting selfies of yourself regularly. I could ask my 20 year old millenial daughters how they think their phones/laptops work if you want an example of "clueless". Being a crack addict does not confer knowledge of plant alkaloids or even botany.
On the other hand people who aren't clueless about tech (and the disturbing direction it's headed in) will voluntarily use as little tech as possible...
While I only code as a hobby, I started with TRS-80's running BASIC (yeah I was the guy hogging the computers on demo at the Radio Shack near you!), did an official BASIC course at my high school before PC's went mainstream. Then I got into ASM, COBOL, Pascal and C, all self taught. After that I got a life.
But if you think about it languages are just different ways of doing exactly the same thing. If you know how what your code is doing to the machine, then you can program in any language - it's just a case of learning the new syntax. Unfortunately too many people think a language is like some arcane spell where the words have to be said just right or the Computer God gets angry.
and how many young people were betrayed by their institutions and communities at the very start of their programming careers.
That knowledge of Pascal will last you a lifetime son.
Remember when they stopped arresting prostitutes and targeted the John's ?
Yes that put a stop to prostitution all right. Er wait, what? What do you mean there's still prostitution?
It's one thing to try to come up with solutions. It's another to come up with solutions that actually work.