Although I agree with the overall point of the piece, I have some issues with it:
If you pluralize the word code, my level of respect for your piece/talk/site/blog drops about 40% instantly. The only people I’ve seen do this are programmers in a satirical context and technologically illiterate people, of which the author is neither. The same goes for saying “a code”.
Some people find it difficult to code, believe it or not, and many projects aren’t easy even if you can. For example, I can code and have for several years, but if I wanted to develop a device with a microcontroller I’d hire a professional programmer that specializes in low-level languages because my specialty is CSS, and if I had to write in a very low-level language the code would be horrible.
Bolding every other word makes you sound ridiculous.
So does underlining half of your text.
Use of the word “codes” is more common in fields with programming that aren’t computer science (physics, chemistry, mathematics, etc.). You may find it particularly common amongst older programmers/scientists who came up through these alternate disciplines because computer science was not a codified major or department.
Weirded me out too, but since it was mostly Yale faculty and research scientists who I noticed using it, I assumed it was more me than them.
If you pluralize the word code, my level of respect for your piece/talk/site/blog drops about 40% instantly.
I suspect in this case English is not his first language.
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It doesn’t help that @davidb583 only submits links to his blog.