災害の̴女王dreamspace

stop and think

does the typical end-user want that Better? that Right Thing? I’m afraid they don’t. they want it to be easy to use, with no thinking involved…

pfm@elodas.world

i personally have no interest in promoting this cultural attitude of not wanting to or needing to think. good tools make sense and are easy to use once you understand how they are meant to be used.

economies of scale often ruin perfectly good systems. i believe the DIY ethic is an important cultural attitude. very small groups of people should be able to leverage technology to accomplish complex tasks. things like plan 9 and scheme have persisted in small and weirdly productive communities for decades and i expect this to continue. it is very important to fight the slow drift towards complexity. i think small communities like this are important. i think fracturing is important.