Mark Pilgrim on the full-screen text editor craze:

I guess the part I don’t understand is the target audience. Who is so serious about writing that they need a full-screen editor, but so unserious that they don’t have a favorite editor already?

This is an insightful observation, but no one else had the guts to say it (yours truly included). Back when I started Daring Fireball in 2002, there were two weblogs that served as significant inspirations. One was Dive Into Mark, and this is a perfect example why.

Monday, 22 January 2007