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I find the title to be a little misleading, given what he goes on to explain in his article:

"Don’t get me wrong here, the class of 2012 CS grads are full of brains and talent, they’re just mixed in with more mediocre people than the class of 1972 was. We aren’t getting less talented or smart folks, its our signal to noise ratio that’s suffering."

More clearly stated as above, I quite agree with the point that we now have a whole lot of "fake programmers" coasting through school with the help of "copypasta," as the author likes to put it. But then again this is just the diffusion of innovation in action [1], applied to careers instead of technology.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_innovations

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