A friend of mine sent a link to a piece he’s written titled English as a global language, wherein he advocates that we should all learn one global language (probably English, given the current situation).
While I don’t have such strong feelings about the matter, here are some of my thoughts:
- I produce content in English bot for popularity and because I want it to be useful for the largest possible audience.
- Any programming/IT related content should be produced (also) in English. A programmer who doesn’t at least understand English is not a programmer.
- Learning foreign languages can be very interesting. The biggest gain I’ve had from learning foreign languages is that fact that came to know concepts which only exists in them. I’m not saying that these concepts can not be described using other languages, rather that they have a very suiting one-word description in a given language.
Update: updated link to the essay.