Minimal Computing Principals - Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses
Steph
Hey all,
Long (long) time no see.

I stumbled upon this [1] site the other day and wanted to get some input from the wise wizards of nixers. It's a community of humanities academics espousing a philosophy pretty close to the general sentiment here. If you are pressed for time and want a brief rundown of what they think see this [2].

What do you think?



1. http://go-dh.github.io/mincomp/
2. http://go-dh.github.io/mincomp/thoughts/...0/03/tldr/
venam
This is an interesting definition of "minimal computing". However, I don't really agree with a lot of the points.

Minimalism is about caring only about what is important and leaving the rest out of the way.
The authors seem to have chosen what they themselves think is important for their lifestyle, not what can be applied to everyone and anyone. For example, we can know what they care about: "Mobility", "Negotiation/flexibility", "Justice", "Access", "Ephemerality". That will contradict with someone who wants a minimal system that is stable, long term, in a fixed place. Or it's going to clash with people who want to rely on thin-clients like chromebooks and store their data in the cloud, accessible everywhere, and without learning curve.

tl;dr For each their own.
jkl
I love how they advertise software and hardware minimalism and expect the visitors to contribute via Git.
josuah
Quote:Minimal WYSIWYG

I use WYSIWYG a lot: I publish plain text, so $EDITOR becomes a WYSIWYG editor. :o)
wolf
Okay, I can differ from them in some aspects but ... I really love this mindset ( despite of git pulls , lol )




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