David Brin spiels about the death of basic on the modern computer; and how kids lose out on being exposed to programming - there's no standard language packaged with windows that is simple and easy to learn.
PHP did for me.
Visual Basic 6 sort of did (it was useless!).
Eventually, Java swept all others away... then I came back to basics, PHP all over again....
So I'm pondering... what do we teach our children?