Thursday threads

"What is code? 38,000 word answer by @ftrain ... Also, watch out for clippy's uglier, blue cousin," recommends Al Jazeera America's Lam Vo of this popular post by Bloomberg's Paul Ford (at 6,200 shares so far). "Please do make time for @ftrain's "What Is Code?" in @bw ... Everyone is speaking to form, but its content is profound," praises Anil Dash. "BBG editorial all in on code: 38k words. Can't wait to see if it illuminates this fascinating/baffling area for me," shares Michelle Cortez, a colleague at Bloomberg News. We enjoyed this part: “inescapable conclusion: The problem with women in technology isn’t the women.” Also, independent journalist Adrian Chen made a startling discovery: "oh my god, when you read the whole 'What Is Code' article something amazing happens." Check it out yourself to find out what!

We're also mourning not one but two greats this morning. One such loss is legendary actor Sir Christopher Lee, who has died at age 93. "Real-life commando, onscreen Scaramanga and Saruman. Badass always. RIP Christopher Lee," tweets Alex Konrad with Forbes. "He was a part of *two* of my film favorites... @starwars & #LordOfTheRings a long career, and great talent," chimes in Chris Parente at Fox 31 Denver. Meanwhile, jazz innovator Ornette Coleman has also passed at 85. "If the day was not sad enough already. Thank you Mr. Ornette Coleman for your contributions to American culture," tweets jazz drummer Matt Wilson, to the retweets of many journos. "A giant has passed. The world is smaller and grayer now," shares John Jordan of the Texas Tribune.

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