Console Is Forever

When I was a wee-little lad, in the 80's, I loved the console.

What a mystical conversation: human talking directly to machine!

When "Windows 95" was released I thought the console was dead.

When I started "working" as a professional developer, I sometimes used the console, but considered it a quirk due to my peculiar upbringing.

As the WindowsTM versions rolled by, I never shrugged off this "quirk". One day "PowerShell" (Monad) arrived — I adopted it, unlike a lot of my colleagues. I used it on and off.

One day, a colleague said "You use the console a lot... are you a linux developer?" Interesting I thought.

Recently I've looked at linux and npm.

I realise now that my "quirk" — my penchant for consoles — is not in "spite" of GUI superiority.

It's a much simpler reason.

2-D GUIs are nice. One day they may be 3D! (That would be fun.)

But consoles... The good old console. Console is forever.

 

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