19 July 2013

A Mile Wide, and An Inch Deep

R is an amoeba like language, growing various bits and pieces without any thought. Some consider that good. Others, not so much. So, this post caught my eye. A very short Inferno, I suppose. But what really surprised me was:
Make the screen wide


Boy howdy!! We've been getting wider screens for more than a decade, and shallower too for the last half decade. Yet even the kiddie koders worship at the foot of 80 columns. That's the 1890 Hollerith card, for those who've not read the history. The tech weenies give us shallow, wide screens. Use what you get, for crying out loud.

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