Something I can't help but notice in studying all the software running on my laptop: Basically all of it is there to communicate with us, computing answers to our questions typically takes only about a dozen lines of code depending on the language. If that, usually we're just storing & sending data!

Communicating with humans is by far the hardest task most computers tackle, requiring complex I/O stacks even to render a terminal window!

@alcinnz it hit home for me how much we take this for granted when I started programming for the GBA. blitting out hundreds of sprites all over the screen using hardware acceleration is actually quite easy; what's tremendously difficult is a "hello world" program that actually puts text on the screen.


@technomancy @alcinnz the GBA hardware is even descended from video terminals and it’s still hard

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