[NetBehaviour] Knowing your computer - The terminal manifesto

Pall Thayer pallthay at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 02:13:20 CET 2013


Addendum:

The less you know about your computer, the more it knows about you.


On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 8:57 PM, Pall Thayer <pallthay at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you don't know your terminal, you don't know your computer. It knows
> you.
>
> Graphical user interfaces are not meant to ease your interaction with your
> computer, they're intended to guide your use of your computer.
>
> The terminal is your friend.
>
> Using the terminal is like stroking the surface of an orange with your
> finger. Using GUI software is like doing the same but with a 1 mm film of
> plastic between your finger and the orange.
>
> Smoking a pipe should sound like an absurd concept.
>
> "." is a location.
>
> Where are you? (if you don't know... you don't know your computer, it
> knows you. Open the terminal and type "pwd". It will tell you where you
> are. Wouldn't it feel better if you knew before your computer?)
>
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