Monday, October 25

System with a capital S

Last night I talked for a while with a guy who's turned his text editor into a central organizing principle. He has a huge stack of text files named after different terms and a set of Emacs macros for navigating them. Sort of a homebrewed personal wiki. Or like one of those people you read about with a physical filing system where there's an index card or a manila folder or a knotted string for everything, only you can jump around in it without getting papercuts. He's pushing 10000 entries.

He's clearly insane, but I was kind of inspired.