All good things must come to an end. I’ll be honest with you all. I really enjoyed using Acme, but the required mouse is too inconvenient. When I grab my laptop to do some coding in bed, I don’t want to also have to grab a mouse, some sort of flat surface, possibly a mouse pad, and then position everything just right.
Acme has a lot going for it. I learned new ways to think about text editing that will stick with me through the years. I still find myself thinking in terms of the way Acme does things every now and then, but I just can’t justify the inconvenience of the mouse. This has nothing to do with whether using the keyboard is better/faster/more l337/etc. than using a mouse. It’s sheer physical convenience.
We had some good times. We laughed. We cried. We learned a lot. I hope you all enjoyed reading these posts and that y’all learned as much from them as I learned from the experiment and all the comments.
I’ll end with a big thank you to all who commented on my blog posts or responded to my questions on Twitter. Your information was invaluable to the experience.
You can read the previous episode here.