Been playing with Plan 9 From Bell Labs.
Man is that counter-intuitive. Unix was all about minimalism. BSD and Linux still are, at the kernel level anyway (let's not talk about GUI wars for a moment.)
Plan 9 is even more extreme. Think of a bare X server (no window manager, etc.) and you're close.
No title bars, nothing even vaguely like 'help' or even 'intuitive icons' (or icons of any kind.)
Getting kind of used to it, but I'll never do anything serious, I think. More's the pity.
Take a look for yourself.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The quote for today:
Hobbyists regularly perform unexpected feats of grand but dubious utility: "I wouldn't have thought it was possible to deep-fry kool-aid, but there it is. I'm still trying to figure out if I should sing your praises or set you on fire." They set out to do one thing, and accomplish three others instead.