re: On GUI-shaming and a mountain of hot takes VIEW POST

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I generally agree with everything you've written above. I do feel like a big piece that's often missing in these discussions is the acknowledgement of the assumption that everyone starts with - that we all have the same understanding / conception of how things work / flow / etc in our heads. We don't. And it's not that my version is more right than yours, or that yours is more right than mine, it's that our own systems are based on our own understandings.

There are numerous things I find painful when others do them (like two finger typing). However, unless someone asks, it's not my place to provide any advice on how they should change or even why they should change. And for everything that may make me cringe, there's always something else they do that I can learn from.

However, there's something that actually bugs me even more about these discussions. And it's this idea that if you're not doing everything the most efficient way possible, then you're doing it wrong. That you have to have the right (or better) setup. An implication that somehow four extra clicks somehow equals being 40% worse at what you're doing.

We'd all be better off if we stopped this endless races towards "perfect" productivity and actually put the brakes on and slowed ourselves down. The actual time I spend typing code is a small fraction of the time I'm actually spending on the problem. Those few extra seconds or minutes here and there, also give me a chance to more carefully think through my actions - and whether I choose to do so via GUI or CLI doesn't matter.

 

We'd all be better off if we stopped this endless races towards "perfect" productivity and actually put the brakes on and slowed ourselves down

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