Orwell on programming

In the Micronews (our internal newspaper), there was an article talking about teaching English that used the following quote from George Orwell:

To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence. He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek, and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with which the language is cluttered up.

As I read it, though, it occured to me that much the same could be said for working in a programming language…

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