I’m going to say it: I’m a software developer, and I don’t think the terminal is right for *everything*

There seems to be a movement afoot to add support for graphics —and even video playback —to the terminal. I don’t understand this.

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Terminals are for terminal things, GUI’s are for graphical things.

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I say this as someone who thinks textual interfaces are generally superior to graphical ones.

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It just feels weird that we can’t figure out anything better to do with a whole paradigm of user interface than use it to do *exactly what the other paradigm was created for*

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