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. Personally, I took German lessons for no obvious reason at the time, but years later I ended up living in Munich, Germany, where I sure made good use of my stellar beer-ordering-skills1.
That was then. Today is now.
And we can do better. We could all just learn code. And all schools could teach kids how to code.
Code Is Poetry
You don’t have to be a genius to read. So why should you have to be a genius to code?
Code is the universal global language that allows you to convey your ideas across borders. Code is poetry.
It allows you to build whole universes.
It allows you to make your voice heard.
It teaches you how to think.
If I’m lucky enough to have kids some day, I will definitely teach them how to code.