What’s the hot new language to learn? Spanish? Swahihi? Mandarin? Nope. It’s computer code. That’s what is all the rage. Once upon a time (4 minutes ago) you would learn a new foreign language to broaden your horizons and make yourself more marketable, but that is quickly becoming passe.
“The market for night classes and online instruction in programming and Web construction, as well as for iPhone apps that teach, is booming. Those jumping on board say they are preparing for a future in which the Internet is the foundation for entertainment, education and nearly everything else. Knowing how the digital pieces fit together, they say, will be crucial to ensuring that they are not left in the dark ages.”
This does not surprise me at all. Google translate or a newcomer like Ortsbo will likely take care of the translation issue. It’s all going to be about code. In some ways this may be the modern day “survival of the fittest”, except the fittest will be those versed in machine language. It used to be all greek to people, but now it’s just all space talk.
“Hi, we’d like to order a large half pepperoni and half cheese pizza, and…”
“Sir! Just put the HTML code into our website, and your order will be taken care of.”
“I don’t speak HTML. What do I do?”
“You go back to 2011 idiot, when you mattered! Good night…and good luck.”
Just like the sabertooth tiger. They didn’t understand binary, and look what happened. You heard it here third. You know coding, or you get dead.