Folks: Friends of mine are blessed with 13-year-old triplets. Two of the 13-year-olds want to learn some computer programming. They are non-nerds. Their mom asked me what would be the best computer language for them to start with. [As an aside, I should note that being asked questions like this is probably a sign that one needs to get out more…]
To start the discussion rolling, my first thought was Visual Basic. The learners have Windows machines and VB will enable them to control what is happening on their desktops.