Wired‘s Klint Finley:
Strum is one of 150 students who are now tinkering with LearnToMod, an educational add-on teaches you the basics of programming while creating tricks and tools that you can use within the Minecraft. The mod will be available to the general public in October, and its creators hope it will help turn Minecraft into a kind of gateway drug for computer programming.
I believe I know an area 10-year-old who will be getting this mod come October. My son’s got his first exposure to coding within the game — a simple script that put a password on the door to his house — and because of the modding “industry” has an interest in learning more.
I’m telling ya, I think this Minecraft thing might actually take off.