“Code on a Grecian Urn”: Humanists attempt to articulate the cultural value of programming

One of my favorite comments from last year’s communal exploration of the source code for Colossal Cave Adventure. Stephen Ramsay writes: I’m going to call it the “Code on a Grecian Urn” problem. Let me begin by calling attention to Nick Montfort’s wonderfully pithy note at the end of Week 1:”Hm, I don’t know. The concept appeals to me, but the technique itself just isn’t doing it for me yet.”…