On 02/14/2018 11:02 AM, Dan Ritter wrote:
I expect that ten years from now, I will still be using an
editor which is a descendant of vi in some form, and many of us
will still be using emacs.
The watch my wife gave me when we got married is well over ten-years old
and works great.
The Pebble on my other wrist is much newer but on its last legs.
Wanting a Pebble replacement* I was just looking at a web site a friend
pointed me at, someplace selling "wearables". I seriously doubt anything
they make will last ten-years, but I don't really know. The web site
loads to damn slowly I can't be bothered to attempt a second click.
Twenty-years ago internet connections were slower than today, yet web
pages similar to this one loaded faster. When I see that I see a lack of
engineering. And that's pretty much how we build things these days, both
literally and figuratively.
-kb, the Kent who has been using emacs for 40-years, is still using it
this morning, and expects to be using it ten-years from now.
* Desired smart watch features:
- Bright light makes the display easier to see not harder.
- When I look at it there is something to see--without my needing to
do anything extra.
- Battery that runs for more than 24-hours without needing charging.
- Battery that is replaceable.
- Knows that it is a very limited device, mostly an accessory to my
forwarding asynchronous notifications.
- No touchscreen that won't work with gloves or when wet. (It is a
- Won't quit working when the manufacturer changes its business model.
Seems like a really demanding and far-fetched set of desires, but the
Pebble did it really well, but for that last two items (due to a design
flaw the screen likes to scramble, or go white).
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