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Re: [Groff] The future redux

From: Walter Alejandro Iglesias
Subject: Re: [Groff] The future redux
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:25:21 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.22 (2013-10-16)

>  1. In the sixties and seventies, computing was largely
>     experimental.  There were no penalties for trying
>     something different.

It's the natural evolution of everything.  In the beginning trying
different approaches is sane and has sense.

But to make a graphical version of what is already there is not a
experimental approach, it's just a trick to seduce dumb people which
bad side effect has reasserted what MSWindows and Apple started.
Today plain text is awful.  To read and write is a painful outdated
practice.  Even to write your login password is painful.  Now
everybody wants icons.  Thousands of years of evolution from
pictograms to *modern* language all lost in a few decades!

H. G. Wells thought it would happen in A.D 802,701.  He's lucky to be

Another annoying approach is the monster that do everything with
mediocre result.  Not moved by the sane evolutionary experimental
spirit you relate neither.  Just to keep the cows tied.

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