Anyone ever use Drop.io, the file-sharing site? When that went away, I discovered Dropbox, and I can't even estimate how many gigs I've dragged through that service already, mostly to share files with friends and collaborators. It's been invaluable. It fills a void, and it's good at what it does. Except now it's going to do more than what it does, because Dropbox just bought Mailbox, the popular email app. But don't panic -- nothing's going away.
A few weeks ago Code.org launched with the goal of getting more young people excited about coding. When they launched there were rumors that they were producing a video with some of the biggest names in coding like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Today they released that video, and sure enough, Gates and Zuckerberg are in there. They're in good company too, with some big name coders from Twitter, Dropbox, and for some reason will.i.am. The takeaway message? Being a programmer now is basically like being a junk bond trader in the 1980s, except the cocaine and strippers have been replaced with free pizza and awesome rumpus rooms, and the bond trading has been replaced with doing something of some utility to society.