The tweet-suggestion that laid off journalists learn to code has been taken as a digital slap in the face.

There are even reports that Twitter may treat those suggestions as violations of its terms.

In 2016, the Huffington Post wrote a story about how girls should be encouraged to learn to code.

The video in the story goes on to explain how by the year 2020, there will be nearly 1.5 million jobs in computing-related fields.

The Huffington Post story demonstrates why the suggestion that anyone learn to code is not an insult.