That would be Jerome Lacoste, who writes “It was fun to see a guy of his age use vi to code some non mainstream language and put some CSS in HTML.”. Well, kiddo, my beard may be mostly white and my head mostly bald, but all ten fingers more or less work. Further, it occurs to me that this is a discipline in which skills are acquired as you go along, and as you go along, year upon year, you get better at it. And as for vi, well y’know, I would have used Emacs, but I didn’t want to scare the kiddies. Here’s how it is: Some people can’t not code, and sometimes the condition is long-lasting. (Actually, Jerome said kind things about my Javapolis talk. Seems like a smart guy, give him another decade or two and we’ll see.)

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