We survivalists, turned to consumers
Just to get by, just to get by
- Talib Kweli
Consider how much we take for granted when using technology. All the processes that translate our intentions into pulses of electricity and then into results are mostly hidden from plain sight, mostly by design. This trend is mostly due to consumerization of tech, and one can only marvel at the progress made there. But with all those consumers in mind, how many of them can actually contribute and/or tinker with what they’re using?
When building stuff I constantly ask myself - how much of a consumer I want to be doing X? And in this case - writing code.
By now I’ve used quite a few text editors to write code with, most of them in the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) class, and I can’t say I had a real gripe with any of them. Most of them look very nice, have lots of menus...
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