Now that we've unequivocally convinced you to learn how to code, where should you begin? There are countless books out there on the subject in varying degress of complexity. Two publishers we really like are O'Reilly and A Book Apart. If books aren't your thing, you can also look to a tutorial site such as Lynda.com. We've also used their services in the past and have been pleasantly surprised by the results.
Lastly, Codeacademy recently began a new project called Code Year which aims to teach users how to code in 2012 by sending them weekly tutorials and lessons. The step by step handholding makes learning coding as simple as reciting your ABC's, and the opportunity to learn at your own pace with instantaneous feedback is both useful and convenient. (Images: Flickr members xJason.Rogersx and Al Abut licensed for use under Creative Commons)