11 Nov 2013

PBS short: Is Code the Most Important Language in the World?

What is code and why does it matter? In this persuasive PBS Arts episode, several programming evangelists hold to the opinion that ‘everyone should learn to code’.

But as interface designer Bret Victor, in his 2012 essay ‘Learnable Programming’, points out:

Programming is a way of thinking, not a rote skill. Learning about ‘for’ loops is not learning to program, any more than learning about pencils is learning to draw.

You can read Victor‘s incisive essay here.