They believed that language, developed before science, was not as well suited for scientific communication as other means, especially visual ones. By 1878, most natural scientists agreed with what French physiologist Étienne-Jules Marey had said on the value of graphical representation:
There is no doubt that graphical expression will soon replace all others whenever one has at hand a movement or change of state—in a word, any phenomenon. Born before science, language is often inappropriate to express exact measures or definite relations.
Programming is an increasingly dominant and universal language which shapes all aspects of our lives despite only a small percentage of our population (developers and computer scientists) having any real fluency in it.
"So we had a whole bunch of gamers sign up for the beta — like sort of younger gamer kids — and they were making these EDM tracks. And we were looking at these song title names that they were giving their songs, they didn’t make any sense to us. So we had to Google it. And as it turns out, what they were doing was they were creating whole EDM tracks just to make fun of another player on Discord for losing at the game. And another player would send them this whole EDM song back being like, 'haha, no, I beat you this time.' That’s what we were able to discern from that whole thing and from talking to those users, is that they’re taking this and they’re using it to communicate positivity or negativity in a way that we never really expected.
We set out and we were like, you know, DJs are using [boomy] to create samples that they can play ... If you told me six months ago that most of the usage would be gamer kids, like, making fun of each other, I would have not been able to guess that. And that’s not something that ever would’ve made sense before you could make a song in five seconds."