I love the reaction of Hacker News user “orf” to the announcement:

This kind of thing changes lives.

The feedback loop is phenomenal and is something you simply do not get with other forms of learning. I really can't think of a better method and I'm so excited the younger generation will be exposed to this.

This life-changing aspect is a huge part of what gets me excited about API platforms. There are layers of opportunity creation, some obvious and near-term, some that take years to come to fruition.

I’m not a Minecraft player, but my nephews in Osaka are. They’re still very young, but I wonder if a day will come when they get interested in scripting their favorite game.

Minecraft’s announcement doesn’t mention it, but their scripting API is JavaScript. Fun!