Some thoughts on recent elitism (not sure elitism is the right word, but I can't think of a better one right now) I heard on Late Night Linux. ☹️

@kev I had similar thoughts while listening to that episode. I also didn’t enjoy it at all, which is rare.

This overly complex thinking is rife, as others have already said. Why use a desktop app when you can spin up a Kubernetes cluster with 23 docker containers and a VPN for your web based text editor…


@gray @kev It's probably not a good solution to that particular use case (email), but web based ui makes a lot of sense in some cases: this is an alternative to gui that works cross platform (think qt) without all the gui libraries you (as the developer) need to deal with.
in the early 2000s there was a open source project called POPFile, it's written in perl, provides a pop3 proxy to do bayesian classification for you, and a web UI to control it. it works nicely cross platform because perl+web.

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