IN WHICH Fingers Paint while Dry, and Egos are Lightly Battered in a Hollandaise Sauce On Mixel Mixel confounds me as a piece of software that shines so brightly, the shadows of its flaws are made proportionately more apparent. Mixel is an iPad app for making collages that has the whole “social networking” thing baked into its DNA. Making a collage feels like something the iPad was born to do.
Bits byte the address space All round the spinning plate, In the Mathematic place; Objects soon instantiate; Network packets rush to take; Threads start to bifurcate; Dot/configure and and make; Computation filled with grace. Unto us, Von Neumann spake.
This is the story of a man and his favorite text editor. In 2001, I was a freshman in college, which meant the closest thing to highspeed internet that I had hitherto experienced. Which upped my time surfing the web. One of the delightful sites I lighted upon was Ftrain. One day, I dug through Ftrain’s archives and found Emacs Notepad. I was intrigued. Having exclusively used Word (and Notepad to edit HTML - ha!