Background: I'm at the American Metrology Society's Annual Meeting, at a panel on communicating effectively to the public, where they discussed the importance of community based initiatives among other things.

Q&A: Dude says building codes should come from the community cause they're a pain. That got shut down immediately with "codes aren't ideals, they're the bare minimum for safe."

I'm still sorta baffled though, cause when did building codes become evil?