“Have you ever thought about learning to program?”
That’s the first sentence in a recent blog post by the Swedish game company Mojang, creator of the hit game, Minecraft. The post describes their recent and upcoming work to create a virtual environment where beginners can explore the power of programming on a low-cost, open platform. While this may not seem interesting to anyone unfamiliar with Minecraft or the Raspberry Pi, the combination with early programming learning is a big deal to me. Here’s why.