Growing up in Sweden, we learnt English as our second language.
We also had a third language and we got to choose between German and French. I chose German for no obvious reason at the time, but years later I ended up living in Munich where I sure made good use of my stellar beer-ordering-skills1.
That was then. Today is now.
Code — A Global Language
Here’s how I see it: Code is the universal global language that allows you to convey your ideas across borders.
If I’m lucky enough to have kids some day, I will definitely teach them how to code.
It allows you to build whole universes from your mind.
It allows you to make your voice heard across borders.
It teaches you how to think.
And we can do better here, I think. Our kids could all learn code. And all schools could teach kids how to code. You don’t have to be a genius to read. So why should you have to be a genius to code?
Code is poetry.