Stephen Ramsay - Sat, 04/09/2011 - 19:49
A few weeks ago, I realized that I no longer use graphical applications.
That’s right. I don’t do anything with GUI apps anymore, except surf the Web. And what’s interesting about that, is that I rarely use cloudy, AJAXy replacements for desktop applications. Just about everything I do, I do exclusively on the command line. And I do what everyone else does: manage email, write things, listen to music, manage my todo list, keep track of my schedule, and chat with people. I also do a few things that most people don’t do: including write software, analyze data, and keep track of students and their grades. But whatever the case, I do all of it on the lowly command line. I literally go for months without opening a single graphical desktop application. In fact, I don’t — strictly speaking — have a desktop on my computer.
I think this is a wonderful way to wor