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Apparently “being inspired” by other people’s software and user interface, (and ideas) was not enough. Now its time to get inspired by other people’s tag lines. Spotted one Microserf wearing a T-shirt with Microsoft logo and text that read – Code is Poetry. That’s the tagline […]

Apparently “being inspired” by other people’s software and user interface, (and ideas) was not enough. Now its time to get inspired by other people’s tag lines. Spotted one Microserf wearing a T-shirt with Microsoft logo and text that read – Code is Poetry. That’s the tagline for WordPress! I have a suggestion for T-Shirt text: Code is Headbanger’s Ball.

  1. ‘code is poetry’ is a turn of phrase that goes back years and years. I’m guessing 82 or so??? I’m not sure where it originated but it certainly wasn’t WordPress unless they’ve been around for 20 years.

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  2. Nathan: exactly.

    Om: sorry:

    “code IS poetry; poetry IS code! ”
    — comp.os.linux.misc post, 1996
    http://tinyurl.com/93k33

    “Linus is a code poet, Bill Gates is a bean counter”
    — comp.os.linux.development post, 1994
    http://tinyurl.com/83ps6

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  3. Just wanted to note that *someone* edited my comment to shorten the links, but in the process destroyed them. Sorry that they made the screen very wide, but, well, they also conveyed some useful info.

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  4. Gabe: Try http://www.snipurl.com to shorten long URLs. I use it a lot for blog posts, and for e-mail to keep links from getting broken by line-wrapping.

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  5. Possibly a contraction of:
    “Learning to program has no more to do with designing interactive software than learning to touch-type has to do with writing poetry.” – Ted Nelson, The Art of Human-Computer Interface Design, 1990

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  6. Sorry for that, Gabe. The links were breaking the page in IE and Firefox because they don’t use / as a break like they are supposed to. I thought WordPress allowed HTML in comments, but apparently it doesn’t, which is why it was using the shortened version. :(

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