The thing about computers

Maybe because I lived through this — maybe because I’m a certain age — I believe that that freedom to use my computer exactly how I want to, to make it do any crazy thing I can think of — is the thing about computers.

Brent Simmons

I literally cannot agree with this more strongly! It's been open in a tab on my phone since Brent published it and I can't stop thinking about it.

I think there's a line somewhere where convenience and ease-of-use meets this freedom to do anything computing ideal. I think I will always bend toward the freedom side over convenience when it comes to my personal computers. Conversely, I think I bend towards the convenience side over freedom when it comes to my phone. I'm not sure why that is.

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