Chris Higgins is back! In this very fun episode we talk about Windows 95, command line computing, who is the Microsoft of tech today and how the Matrix is the perfect hacker/Internet movie.
Listen, we promised a bunch of things would be in the show notes, but sadly, we didn’t write them down. This is what I could remember. If there are others I forgot some, send them to me via email or a tweet.
- The Windows 95 video with Chandler and Rachel from Friends.
- How I Won the Lottery.
- The Incomparable Podcast episode where they debate the canonical tech books.
- The “small” Nokia phone Brian loved.
- The “Morpheus” Nokia phone from the Matrix.
- The Steven King-directed movie about killer cars.
“power users” who love the command line and act superior because they can use it have always irked me. (Often Linux users). Especially since I mastered the command line too. After all I started back in 1983 with the Apple IIe. But I’ve never been a command line snob. When the Mac came out I saw the future and wanted nothing more than to leave that command line cave man tech behind. I still was used to the command line but I was able to use my Amiga 500 with Amiga OS (which allowed the use of both a GUI and a command line) to wean me off of that command like. But I still had to suffer at work with Solaris which still required a lot of command line level stuff to get software installed and setup.
And now I just found your excellent podcast that makes me less critical of command line snobs. You give reasons why some people swear by the command line. (It’s not flattering). Very human reasons. More pride than anything. Poor things. The part I’m referring to starts at 34 min.
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