So what are you writing when writing HTML, and what shall I ask people to take a look at when I ask them to open a HTML document?
"Open up that HTML document and take a look at the....stuff?"
"Code" is a pretty broad concept. Perhaps you should look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code
Any asshat can substitute letters for their corresponding number in the alphabet, but does that make it less of a "code"?
No. Sorry but I am not convinced and this merely strikes me the same as when people argue the term "hacking".
Some can't accept/understand that language evolves, while others merely just want a foothold to create a meaningless sense of superiority.
Which one are you?
Funny thing is, I agree with you somewhat, snd also find other peoples limited perspectives of technology slightly comical, but I'm not about to narrow the definition of a word just to spite them.
Also, I second nebulus4's comment below and think it's more acceptable to call what you're speaking of, programming, and the result, a program, but I guess that words not quite exclusive enough either...
And uhhhh.......big boys? Come on man, seriously. No tech job/expertise makes you one of the "big boys". Try protein shakes.