In a brief address to kick off Computer Science Education Week (In conjunction with Code.org), President Obama called on the nation’s youth to give coding a chance:
It’s an understandable, if questionable, sentiment. I’ve previously addressed the questionable wisdom, and pitfalls, of the “teach every kid to code” movement. At the same time, computational literacy is so paramount thate ven learning enough about coding to know whay you don’t want to do it seems valuable. But I am a champion of CS education in K-12, so I like the overall tenor of that brief address. But it got me thinking about one of the most egregious roadblocks to progress in software within our economy: Apple.