Josh Pickett habla acerca de la rigidez excesiva de la educación:

Hackers would bring up anecdotes of playing around with BBC Micros in their spare time, learning C in their spare time or building basic command-line games in their spare time. Most of the best developers I know are products of tinkering with technology when they had a minute, but in an educational ecosystem which squeezes every last drop of energy and free time from students, where do they find the time to explore their own interests? We force so much structured work onto our young people that they loose all opportunity to take part in the arguably more important “unstructured work”, the tinkering and hacking that once made us the leaders of the industrial world.

A pesar de que la mirada nacionalista («nos hizo los líderes del mundo industrial», como si él hubiera sido líder, como si él hubiera estado allí vivo hace dos siglos), no puedo sino aplaudir sus palabras. Efectivamente, el sistema educativo está matando al hacker justo cuando la ética hacker del trabajo, que busca disfrutar con nuestro día a día para no sentir el trabajo como una carga, es la mejor opción ya desde la fase del aprendizaje temprano.