If you look at the foot of the wordpress.org homepage you’ll see the slogan ‘CODE IS POETRY’. I’m not a programmer but I like that line – it shows a real passion for creativity and made me look at software in a different light.
I get a similar feeling from watching this video. I think every writer should see it, for the way it shows how the web is transforming writing – and us – whether we like it or not. There’s also something in the dynamic nonlinear character of computer code and hypertext that I think has an affinity with poetry.
Is this beautiful or have I been spending too much time blogging?