Using computers more freely and safely

Talk by Kartik Agaram (2023)

Manifesto for Freewheeling Apps and experience report in trying to create situated software. Argues for building situated software out of situated tools that are parsimonious in dependencies and infrequently updated.

Prefer software:

  • with thousands rather than millions of users
  • that seldom requires updates
  • that spawns lots of forks
  • that is easy to modify
  • that you can modify