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Started with a wink, a handshake.

(if you know what I mean)

Ideas in plain or in secret, all is within!

Secret? Well, it depends, study until.

Animals perform, machines obey, people create.

Create! The classics... do you even see?

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UPDATED ANSWER

Is this a reference to

code (specifically the C# Programming Language?) Thanks to @nikki for some return inspiration!! :D

Started with a wink, a handshake.

This was started by Microsoft a while back. Per @nikki, a wink and a handshake could be a secret code between a fraternity/sorority/group of people, etc. (wink wink nudge nudge, know what I mean)

Ideas in plain or in secret, all is within!

Everything can be coded by the language, whether a plain idea or a secret one. This could be either computer code or secret code.

Secret? Well, it depends, study until.

You need to study to learn C# or other kinds of code. In order to decode secret messages, you need to study the decryption techniques.

Animals perform, machines obey, people create.

There are animal classes in C sharp; another animal which performs could be GNU, an operating system which runs code, machines obey the code which people create.

Create! The classics... do you even see?

See, as in the classic C per the OP.

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  • $\begingroup$ The original word I had in mind is in your 5th spoiler block. Yours is a bit more specific, but you got the reference right and a nice answer :-) $\endgroup$ – villasv Sep 8 '18 at 1:27
  • $\begingroup$ Is my answer more correct now @villasv? $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 8 '18 at 2:03
  • $\begingroup$ You went in the right direction, but not quite there yet. I guess its on me for not giving enough specificity... sorry! Still trying to learn ;-) $\endgroup$ – villasv Sep 8 '18 at 2:49
  • $\begingroup$ Title says literally "see sharp"(c#) $\endgroup$ – Yout Ried Sep 8 '18 at 7:10
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @YoutRied! :D If you look at the edit history this was my first guess, to which I was told I didn’t quite have it. $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 8 '18 at 11:29
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Is the answer

code?

Started with a wink, a handshake. (if you know what I mean)

A wink is the code for a secret handshake

Ideas in plain or in secret, all is within!

Plain:Coding like programming, Secret: En-coding messages?

Secret? Well, it depends, study until.

Study and de-code the message?

Animals perform, machines obey, people create.

Machines obey code that people write, not sure about animals...

Create! The classics... do you even see?

C programming language?

Gained a bit of inspiration from @El-Guest

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  • $\begingroup$ All your explanations but the first one and the animals, think other meanings of the same word ;) $\endgroup$ – villasv Sep 8 '18 at 15:32

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