The way movies stereotype programmers as nerds and generally garage dwellers, makes it unattractive but NO, programmers make the coolest kids on the block today, because of the freedom in their skill. IT IS THE NEW COOL!
Britain gave the world the steam engine that led to the 1st Industrial revolution. America gave the world the combustion engine that led to the 2nd Industrial revolution. America also brought the personal computer and the Internet that led to the 3rd Industrial revolution. The question he asked was “what major innovation has Africa as a whole given to the world?”