Software as a "place"

Tweet by yoshikischmitz (2019)

What makes a piece of software a “place” vs a “tool” or an “appliance”? … I think some notion of limitlessness and nesting are necessary. [The feeling of a “place”] seems to come from some kind of limitlessness: Notion has infinite hierarchies, Figma has an infinite canvas. … This definition matters to me because appliances are static, but places can be occupied and changed. You can have memories and experiences in them. Things can grow in them. New stuff can emerge. Communities can form. I want more software to be like that.


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