The idea of a hands-on President goes to extremes with the suggestion that he wrote computer code. But it plays well in Oshkosh and does show us how far we’ve come with the technology revolution in the US.
And the fact that code.org cares enough to promote activities that demonstrate the importance of programming to people of all ages is significant in and of itself.
Back in the day we all had to write code to make our computers work. BASIC – Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code – was required on the first consumer-grade microcomputers sold in the 70s. The evolution of computer languages- and their complexity – assisted the development of new careers (for programmers) and new methods of controlling computers and the myriad of devices that now comprise the technology ecosystem. And, sadly, coding became a profession rather than an avocation for computer users.
Thanks to Tom’s Hardware