It's even worse than it appears.
The best platforms are ones with lots of users. For example, the Finder on the Mac needs a simple scripting language. Starting with Lotus 1-2-3, spreadsheets had macro languages. Programmable editors are popular because writers love to get their writing environment just-so. The theory of Frontier was to pour lots of attention into the scripting language, and make it work across all apps. We did a pretty fair job. It didn't get as much attention as it deserved because Apple got in the way. We shouldn't give up on this ideal. It's still possible. #
Today is the first time I've lived in a place where weed became legal, on the day it happened. I've been to places where it is legal (Calif, WA, Colorado, Mass to name a few). It's one of those "did you ever think you'd live to see it" days. Weird that tomorrow is April 1. #
Highly recommend The Making of Sgt Pepper. Interviews with George Martin, the three surviving Beatles (in the early 90s). Many others. This album was the turning point from the Beatles being a touring phenom, to pioneering a new creative direction for pop music. It's inspiring, we need a similar turn in software. (It's also available on Facebook if that works better.)#
Someone has built a drone big enough to carry a human.#
OMG there's another. Much more ambitious.#

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