Bloomberg Businessweek's The Code Issue has caused quite a stir on the web and in social media.
At a hefty 112 pages and 38,000 words packed into a single issue, the essay by writer-programmer Paul Ford is "devoted to demystifying code and the culture of the people who make it." Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Josh Tyrangiel declared in his opening note: "The world belongs to people who code. Those who don't understand will be left behind."
That message was reinforced loud and clear by the catchy headline: If You Can't Read This, You'd Better Read This - plus a multi-platform presentation in the print magazine, on the Bloomberg Business website, on Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, and in promises of more to come at an upcoming conference. Great graphics, and a pretty fascinating read in my view.
Oh - and for all you coders, you can get the code for the issue at GitHub here.
What's your take on The Code Issue?