The power of software is the power of thoughts and ideas.
I just happened to run across this statistic that makes me wonder what kinds of effects the additional one billion computers expected in the next five years will have if they are mostly owned by Asian users. Programming languages today are structured around western languages. In particular English. If you are not a native English speaker I wouldn't be surprised if some of the prevalent programming constructs aren't alien because they are tailored to an English speaking mind.