I think today literacy implies proficiency in at least one computer language. For me at least. I use computers for work and for fun, at the lab, office and home.
Computer: we need to talk.
LOMOs, DIANAs and POLAROIDs of today? Cell cams!
Cheap. Always there with you. You can shot with toy camera effects. And most important no one takes them much seriously yet.
I love SU. And now SU went BIM! The new product connect plugin for SketchUp links models with meta data. This means I now officially love SU twice as much now.
Building materials now from 3D warehouse can come with all kinds of meta data.