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Are we talking about working code?

I'd say code is not art.

Art is there to create problems, code is there so solve them.
Code has to be understandable, art doesn't.
Code needs to work, art doesn't have to do anything.

Coding to me is more like design, than art.

You know, unless there's some really kickass ASCII-Art in the comments, then it's art!

UPDATE:

I just remembered the I-love-you virus from the 90ties.
It was pretty simple and widley discussed also by non-techies.
The source-code was shown in the news.
If code is art, this is it.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ILOVEYOU

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