It's a common complaint: Decent-paying blue-collar jobs are disappearing across the US and thus putting the middle class in danger. Not so fast, writes Clive Thompson at Wired. While it's true that jobs we traditionally think of as blue collar are dwindling, he makes the case that the next big thing in blue-collar employment is already upon us: computer coding. It's high time we ditched our typical image of a coder as that of some mysterious, hoodie-clad genius type doing undoubtedly epochal things via the keyboard. "What if we regarded code not as a high-stakes, sexy affair, but the equivalent of skilled work at a Chrysler plant?"