theodp writes: If I were a French student and I were 10 years old," Apple CEO Tim Cook says in a video interview with French news outlet Konbini, "I think it would be more important to learn coding than English. I’m not telling people not to learn English — but this is a language that you can [use to] express yourself to 7 billion people in the world. I think coding should be required in every public school in the world." Cook, who offered the same advice to President Trump (YouTube video) and First Daughter Ivanka at last June's White House meeting of the tech titans, went on to promote Apple's own Swift programming language, which it would like developers to use for building apps within its own product ecosystem.
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