Copy and Paste

The main thing that makes the Unix Xorg platform so broken is copying and pasting.

I’ve seen this rear its ugly head as I’ve been teaching someone about the Debian platform. I like to teach how to search for answers and then copy in samples to try. That’s so hard to do on Debian with poor skills it’s not funny.

I’ve seen it written somewhere that “Copying and Pasting” is the single most productive element of everyday computing.

The real Unix way of copying and pasting doesn’t use a mouse and it’s far too difficult for average users.

This makes me even more convinced that the Desktop should just be the Web browser (Firefox) where CTRL+C/V/X “sort of” works…


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