Thursday, March 27

recent notes

Once you learn how to read it, it dawns on you that the vim documentation is a heroic achievement.

I think JavaScript’s modern ascendence is the first time I’m truly on the “but I wanted better!” side of the worse-is-better argument. (I ain’t talking shit about JavaScript so much as I’m feeling a premonition of obsolescence.)

It suddenly, for reasons I can’t quite explain, feels like a golden moment to be writing code.

I bet there were a lot of department secretaries with highschool diplomas in like 1983 who were totally cool with more Unix than your average freshly-minted Computer Science PhD is these days.