So it's more accurate to say that some coal miners may be able to learn to code: Watch out for those blanket generalizations, they bite back.
If you actually RTFA, you'll see that Bloomburg didn't actually make the blanket generalization he's accused of, he was referring to exactly what you said here: Not all coal miners are fit to be programmers, so to say "just teach them to code and they'll all become programmers" smacks of elitism and a lack of understanding about how the non-tech world works.
To that end, Zuckerburg's quote sounds like it could have come straight from the mouth of Marie Antoinette.
More like "could have come straight from whoever originally said 'let them eat cake'". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...