Everyone ought to be able to read and write; few people within the global mainstream would argue with that statement. But should everyone be able to program computers?
By Dan Rowinski
"What if any educated person had equal sway over the power of machines? What if we were to expand our notion of literacy to encompass not only human languages but also machine languages? Could widespread facility in reading and writing code come to be as critical to society as the ability to manipulate spoken and written language?"