Originally Posted by taustin
Since code with bad spelling, or bad grammar or syntax doesn't compile and run, I don't really see the connection.
Programmers need to master programming logic, and math certainly helps a lot on that, but writing lucid prose is for the guy who writes the help file (which should not be the programmer anyway).
It sounds as if you might not have read the article yet. If you do read it, you'll have a better idea of the argument he's making and whether or not you think it's valid.
He's a coder and editor who majored in literature at Brown and and then studied software design at NYU, so I thought the legion of readers, writers and programmers on Mobile Read might be interested in his thoughts.