MIT’s professor Mitchel Resnick puts coding before the cart of literacy, “To thrive in tomorrow’s society, young people must learn to design, create and express themselves with digital technologies.” And we have covered it.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the father of www, thinks the lawmakers should also know coding. He believes it is crucial that politicians appreciate the technical capabilities of computers and that a knowledge of coding is key.
“We need more people in parliament who can code, not because we need them to spend their time coding but because they have got to understand how powerful a weapon it is, so that they can make laws that require people to code to make machines behave in different ways.”
In March 1989, Berners-Lee sent a proposal for an embryonic www to Mike Sendall, his then boss in CERN. Sendall remarked on the margin ‘Vague, but exciting’ and allowed Berners-Lee to continue. This is how the World Wide Web was born and changed the world we live in. Today the father of webpage has given another direction to navigate the world in a safer voyage. Full report.