The inherent speed and stability of OS X over Windows—and Quicksilver, the way it flattened my digital world—changed the way I worked with computers on a very fundamental basis. On a more meta level, I’d found a community that I could identify with. The passion of the people using these tools made everything feel more like an experience rather than a means to an end.
I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that everything I’ve done in work and pastime since 2008 was affected by those events.
Eddie captures exactly why I’ve been posting concise tutorials about keyboard shortcuts. I’m not about to argue whether there’s an efficiency difference between keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks. I don’t care. I just know I feel more focused and generally happier when I keep my fingers on the keyboard.
Practically Efficient is looking really nice. It needs a tad more writing. Eddie’s a sharp guy.