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"Code is Poetry" : every WordPress user has read this at least once, on WordPress' official site, as this is their tagline. And I guess most bloggers think "WordPress" when they read "Code is Poetry".

Today, while looking for some food in a local supermarket, I've seen a guy with a black tee-shirt with a huge "Code is Poetry" on it. I was to say something like "hey d00d ok that's cool, but have you got a WordPress.com invite as well ? :)" but, as the guy turned back, I saw the other side of his shirt showing … a Microsoft logo and some tiny text I couldn't read like some place and date for a convention.

WTF. Someone sue them.

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  1. Jennifer says:

    :O The nerve!!

  2. DavidX66 says:

    By the way, if you type 'code is poetry' in Google, you can find this and that.

  3. […] ¿Ha copiado Microsoft el famoso lema de WordPress "Code is poetry" (El códio es poesía)? (vía PhotoMatt) –> Artículos relacionados: No matching posts. No hay comentarios » […]

  4. Ozh says:

    (Oué david j'ai hésité à faire une blague sur la paire)

  5. Nick Douglas says:

    It's especially annoying to a long-time Windows user who's realized that if Microsoft's code is poetry, it's that stoner poetry written by depressed teens with no knowledge of meter.

  6. […] Yeah, somehow I think it is. Oh, please don't think of it as the conventional poetry. Try to think out of the box. Code is a language of some kind, isn't it? Then why not And I'm not even a programmer myself LOL. The fact is "Code is Poetry" IS WordPress tagline which I missed to see it until this matter brought up. Oh Matt please don't punish me for not noticing. So when someone wrote that another company used this same tagline, what will you do? What will WordPress guys do? And what if the other company happens to be Microsoft? That should be interesting. […]

  7. Ozzie says:

    Can we? Have we even registered the tagline? It doesn't matter if we used it first, if someone else registered it 'officially' sooner than us.

  8. ChrisH says:

    hehehe, soon enough, M$ will file a patent for the phrase, AND will ask WordPress to pay them an exorbitant amount for the use "Code is Poetry"… hahaha!! just you wait and see…

  9. […] All of us have read "Code is poetry" on WordPress.org. Ozh said on his blog: […]

  10. WordPress Tagline stolen?

    French Frag Factory says:
    Today, while looking for some food in a local supermarket, I’ve seen a guy with a black tee-shirt with a huge “Code is Poetry” on it. I was to say something like “hey d00d ok that’s cool, but have you got a Wordpr…

  11. Danny says:

    That's just wrong. Leetches, damn leetches. Screw M$. :P

  12. They've been known to steal.

  13. […] Régóta szerepel a WordPress oldalán a Code Is Poetry felirat (persze nem tudni pontosan, kitÅ‘l származik). És most mi történik? A Microsoft ilyen felirattal osztogat pólokat a PDC-n: "Code is Poetry" : every WordPress user has read this at least once, on WordPress' official site, as this is their tagline. And I guess most bloggers think "WordPress" when they read "Code is Poetry". […]

  14. Amit Gupta says:

    oh no, not another "Hate Microsoft" thread!!! ;)

  15. Ozh says:

    Heh :)
    (No, I've already claimed that I Love Microsoft :)

  16. BTW, I like the blog. And I really like those chicklets. I hope you don't mind, if I steal them.

  17. Ozh says:

    Steal, steal ! I'm honoured :)

  18. Is it trademarked? If not anyone can use it. But the credit goes to word press team as they made this tag famous.

  19. Ozh says:

    Of course it's not. Neither was I serious when I asked for someone to suit MS. It's just funny and easy bashing that Microsoft steals something (even if they're not really stealing, but hey, aren't we supposed to be partial when it's about them ? :)

  20. […] At wordpress they say "Code is poetry". Recently there is a controversy that Microsoft has stolen this tagline. […]

  21. Alfredo Rahn says:

    I think that code is poetry in any way, and that's the important thing.

    IMHO, I really don't know if WordPress was the first to make that quote famous… But a few years ago (i've been programming for awhile) I tought of code as poetry, in the same way that you could assume that poetry is software itself.. It only lives in the minds of who reads it and gives it a meaning (interpretation), or even produces any kind of perceptual sensation, more or less subjective (and Computer Software or Code lives only in a machine able to understand and execute it).

    Code is software too, but the difference it makes -maybe- is that poetry is made for the sake of art… OTOH, code mainly is made for a specific purpose…

    Let's say that code is to poetry what Craftmanship is to Art… And the fact that there's alot of artists (called PROGRAMMERS) writing beatiful code (let's say POETRY) for many purposes just resembles a huge Bauhaus… which sadly sometimes forgots it's roots.

    Say then that M$ are the Nazis to tear down that Bauhaus? Not so poetic… Just code and $$$ for it.

    Flames to /dev/null…

  22. Tina Anderson says:

    Microsoft didn't do anything wrong there. I read those rumors before that they stole that tagline but they're false.

  23. […] quién lo hace y las circunstacias del momento. ¿No suena esto a algo artístico?. Ya lo dice el eslogan de WordPress: Code Is […]

  24. Fritz Henglein says:

    I have had a "Code is poetry" MSDN T-shirt from Microsoft since something like 2003 (and I still have it). Until now I didn't know WordPress was also associated with that line.

    Fritz

    PS: I have relations to neither Microsoft nor WordPress.

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