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    , evildictait​or wrote

    So let me get this straight...

    this is a collection of elements generated by a JITted scripting language on a load-balanced server which generates HTML and Javascript and pushes it over the Interwebs to a client which JITts the javascript to try and recover some of the speed lost by using a retarded language like javascript and using hardware acceleration in CSSv3 because GDI is slow, all using optimised AJAX/JSON in order to try and keep latency down between the server and the client over keep-alive HTTP in order to avoid the cost of restarting TCP connections...

    ... in order to render a console program that was invented in the 1980s?

    FFS. Developers are stupid. Shouldn't we have swishy minority-report style GUIs now? Why do people still want vi? Have we really been running so fast just to keep still?

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