What is Code? — Response
As someone who knew absolutely nothing about code and had no interest in it, I was intrigued to find out more about it. I think this article really caters to people who may not have the minds of a computer science major — aka me. I never thought I would be interested in the world of code because I see myself completely as a humanities/social studies/arts kind of guy. But because Ford puts Code in such an accessible context and language, I was honestly persuaded (at least a little) to maybe try comp 11 next semester.
In general, I was glad to discover that code isn’t just complicated math and illogical sequences of letters, but a language and culture of its own. In this way, I think it’s versatile in how you can look at it. Putting everything into the context of today’s society, Ford also does a great job at showing the reader the influence of code in today’s society — and boy does it have a lot. I think it’s important to read a little about code before we venture into further topics in this class because it is in someways at the center of all social media platforms.