I think I understand what that user meant. Let me rephrase.
The elites, aristocracy, the people in power have all the possibilities to be literate, but they have an option to remain ignorant. And keeping your kids away from dumb computers (smartphones, tablets and current year winshit with games) is not the same as keeping them from 8-bit education-centric computers.
Yes, the nobles of the past kept their offspring from peasant cartoons, but not from reading fine literature.
So, imagine a "society class division pyramid" from late feudal times, 18th-19th century, the one that commies like to spam everywhere.
1) The top is monarchy and aristocracy. They rule you. Modern equivalent would be: corporation CEOs, Rotschilds, various oligarchs. They are in position of power and they have a choice not to use computers completely, use them indirectly through servants or even shitpost to twitter with iPhone. It doesn't matter in any case how technologically illiterate they are, there are hordes of people to defend them.
2) The Servants and Clergy. They fool you. People who write proprietary software, people who write "Open Source" software for corporations like Herr Poetthering, the "hackers" in mass media meaning of this word, government-backed "hackers" etc.
3) The Army, Police and Secret Police. They kill you. DMCA lawyers, other proprietary software-enablers, hackernews folks, "Open Source not Free Software mmkay" kind of people, pajeets. Not the brightest kind, but they are in power and have weapons to suppress masses.
4) The Ostracized, hermits and alchemists. GNU/Wizards would be Orthodox monks - long-bearded shut ins. BSD/Wizards are Catholic monks - shaved clean, living in big collective, prone to homosexuality. These people sometimes have dignity to come and enlighten the plebs for free, like lectures Stallmann reads, Free Software conferences. Sometimes, this education turns people into "Clergy" class.
5) The Jews City Dwellers, Bürgers, Bourgeoisie. Peoples who had enough time, motivation and effort to spend on self-education, while barely being above average peasant/prole in terms of willpower. This kind of plebs started appearing in late 18th century with wide adoption of cheap printed literature (cheap home computers, used thinkpads, $uname it), these are the people who started revolutions. They would be an equivalent of modern free software user-developer. A person literate enough to use computers at their full potential while having a conscious thought on the position of things in this (technology) world.
5) A factory worker or peasant who scraped enough money for Sunday school. Can count to 100 and read. Modern equivalent are Windows "Power users", people who can use Photoshop, video editors and some basic command line stuff without questioning freedom. Telemetry disablers and antivirus is enough for them to feel safety.
6) A serf, a slave, the lowest caste. Unironically, Indians lol. Folks who never operated anything beyond walled-garden personal tracking device. And most of them never will. They are put at the end of food chain, expendable material.
As for "programming in kindergarten" I think is a way to oversaturate the programming job market and dump all wages to bottom. Big corps need fresh blood to keep functioning and they don't want to pay large salaries for Western/skilled programmers when it's easier to wait another 5 years and get cheap child labor of brightest pajeets, chinks and slavs willing to sell their code for bowl of soup equivalent of offshore freelance salary, as well as local western mass of "educated" niggers/women doing the whitecollar amoeba-tier job not worthy automation or optimization because our scale economy Dog bless now sells smartphones with 128 GB of RAM. I know what I'm saying because I happen to live in one of those "offshore IT labor" slav countries. Every major IT-related site, and companies are pushing this kind of attitude "become a successful freelancer, migrate to West (or East) and work for our great *companyname*, young folks", this kind of motto is also cultivated on web forums, imageboards for last 8-10 years or so.