That's exactly how I feel about it too (also being a Software Dev by trade), but you expressed it far better than I could have.Slow wrote: ↑Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:24 amOne should not underestimate the suppressed need of a simple computer platform that isn't always online, does not track your behavior, does not bother you with popups and reminders, does not keep your credit card information, does not update itself on a whim, and where software just simply continues to work as intended after 30+ years. A perfectly knowable universe. A sandbox for your thoughts, a personal computer which is an extension of yourself, a place you want to be, as opposed to being an extension of everyone else shouting at you to get your attention, and a place where everyone else wants to control your experience.
To me as a professional software developer, this is the paradise we abandoned. A peace of mind.
With it's relative simplicity comes stability and the potential to truly grok it. And that is beautiful.