[NetBehaviour] Knowing your computer - The terminal manifesto

James Morris jwm.art.net at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 08:20:22 CET 2013


On Oct 30, 2013 12:58 AM, "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?)

shouldn't that be "if you don't know '..' (then you don't know your roots)"
???

sed is super brilliant.

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