It is often stated that code is the new literacy of the 21st century. One of the problems with this is that code and is not the same as literature. As Peter Seibel describes:
Code is not literature. We don’t read code, we decode it. We examine it. A piece of code is not literature; it is a specimenSource
It is interesting to considering this in lieu of Doug Belshaw's eight elements of digital literacies.