How to makewith emoji. Definitely one for the “cool and useless until some company popularizes it in which case it becomes immediately Cancelled Forever” basket.
Every time I read an article like this, I’m reminded that, had the internet been like it currently is when I was fifteen, I never would’ve made my Baby’s First Website, thus never would’ve gotten into computers or technology.
Why do Kids These Days seem so weirdly technologically illiterate? Blame the increased corporatization of the web and ridiculous over-inflation of barrier to entry on even basic development tasks, I guess.1
- Also, after typing this, it occurs to me this is probably what like 1980s era nerds think about nerds in my generation with regards to things like command line scripting and whatever. Go figure, I guess. [↩]
That being said, suddenly the shitty fucking code in a whole bunch of websites is making a whole bunch of sense…1