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after we ban cars we should raise children in pollution domes, i had to grow up breathing carbon monoxide and you should too.

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@feonixrift I enjoyed it, though IMO some of the criticisms "real hypertext" people have of the web is in-group/out-group signalling; a lot of the features of real hypertext are impractical, useless, or actively undesirable in a public, open-address system.

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some random guy in the mid seventies: hey how about we do [seemingly good idea with nasty underlying assumptions]
raymond chen, today: and that's why windows reports that it only has 640k of memory if your locale is set to hebrew and the PID of explorer is a prime number during a leap second

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the year is 2070 and elon musk’s grandchild stands in his grand library, surrounded by books long unprinted. he regards a reproduction of an advice dog meme, blown up to occupy the whole wall above the fireplace. “buy a pizza” it says above, and below: “pay with snakes”

he considers the piece regularly. something about it truly is wise, he thinks. has my pizza been paid for with snakes? have i paid snakes for the rich pizzas of my life? outside, the soil burns under acid rain.

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r6rs scheme specified a compleely different version of "define-record-type" than the normal srfi-9 define-record-type. A new incomparable API. Well done!

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It's unfortunate out-of -band control characters are so difficult to insert. ASCII has a seriously useful set of control characters that are nearly impossible to type using a standard keyboard.

OH "If you're not having a good time.. start having a good time!"

apparently it's doom 1993 this time, nice.

I never have a clue what game "doom" refers to anymore. Thanks guys..... good job...

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It is absurd how often rolling my own tool using my Forth system that does the one useful thing I want is a far better experience than dealing with a big tool that does lots of stuff that I have to learn and can't change

And now I can put a "slide" into my presentation that is literally my game, or my music REPL, because my presentation software can easily coexist with my other tools

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Hey #retrocomputing mastodon - I'm putting together a little talk that I'm giving at my workplace and I want to present something resembling "slides" from an MS-DOS 286. Any suggestions for tools? I started messing with NeoBook and it'd do the job but I don't love it.

I'd make my slides with Klik & Play but it requires a 386.

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Software is always situated in a dynamic context and our tools have to expose that dynamism as a first class property. That's why we need interactive runtimes that empower and enable their users to change the system to accommodate the dynamic nature of the context in which the system operates.

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Bret Victor is the last bearer of that torch.

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