Read, Write, Talk, Sing, Play: What Early Literacy Can Teach Us About Software Literacy

The Takeaways

The Ideal Programmer

If this sounds like what young children do, then you've got the idea. They talk and ask questions (seemingly incessantly), they sing mnemonic songs, they write a lot, they read a lot (even if it looks like they're just playing games - they're reading the systems and figuring out how to respond to them), and so long as they disguise it as play, kids can get away with just about anything.

We can be a lot more like kids.