"The concept that programming is something that you need special education to do is not right. It is something that is promoted by the priesthood."

—Chuck Moore, Color Forth

similar comment here!:
"Computer Technology in that time was under the thumb of what I call the computer priesthood. And these were the engineers and managers and so forth who like to rely on the computer for their own self importance. In the 1970s computing was seen as the domain of experts and computer professionals. And they guarded their knowledge of the technology fairly jealously..... Okay, so we basically we were out to break that whole worldview."

@neauoire an interesting talk I saw recently about that:

though they might say that "priesthood" is not quite as precise a metaphor as "scribal caste"

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