@neauoire this is beautiful! I know it's running on uxn but the look is "Mac-like" in the best/highest sense.
@publius Yes, I think that's at least part of it for me. Not everybody actually needs a car.
My main hangups with battery EV's are (1) the resources, labor, and waste/pollution associated with making them can't be much better than your average Chevy or Toyota and (2) what happens to all these massive battery packs in these things when they don't hold a charge?
Not to mention, where's the electricity coming from? Not nuclear or hydroelectric, probably fossil fuels.
I get that internal combustion engines are bad and their days are numbered, but I remain unconvinced that everyone driving around on top of giant lithium batteries disguised as car underbodies is a better outcome environmentally.
I feel like that makes me a bit of a Luddite, which is a new place for me to be. Pynchon told me it's OK to be one. https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/97/05/18/reviews/pynchon-luddite.html
The obvious response here is “well, write one, then,” and if I weren’t so wrapped up in this manuscript right now maybe I’d try.
I’ve done a LOT of writing since I hit on my Mac Word 5 setup a few weeks ago. Only problem now is the carpal tunnel issues that have been slowly gaining on me for years are finally too obvious to ignore, I guess because of all the extra time I’m spending typing on top of my work days, and my crappy work from home desk setup.
On the bright side maybe I’ll get to buy another fancy ergo keyboard?
@djsundog (to the tune of the first lines of “penny lane”) 🎶 with Denny Laine/McCartney plays another instrument… 🎶
@tbn97 one of my problems is that, even though I’ve been writing since I was a teenager and I know better, somewhere subconsciously I expect first drafts to be good, and no one’s first drafts are ever good. My first instinct is usually “this is bad and I’m a bad person for writing it” lol
1980s: Ensure that the floppy disk was inserted properly, learned a few BASIC programs, able to type in letters into a word processor
1990s: Able to use several Office-style programs, use a mouse, send email, use a shell account, possibly program in C.
2000s: Able to connect to the internet and send email, browse the web, and order things online.
2010s: Type things into Google get answers, understand that there's incognito mode
2020s: be able to unmute your microphone
The Classic Mac is very welcoming in its way. Even MacOS 8/9 still retains it but not to the same degree.
I don’t know if it’s the familiarity of the environment from growing up in a Mac household, or the scaled back simplicity of the writing tools (compared to O365 and Emacs and whatever else I’ve been writing in), but I find myself really enjoying working this way.
I’ve got WordPerfect, MacWrite Pro, and Nisus Writer here as well, but they haven’t tempted me away from Word 5.1 yet.