I doomed mankind with a free text editor
Morten Just

Well done — I applaud the concept (and the ensuing social experiment), but at the end of the day, I personally don’t enjoy reading text that is too simple. There is something about reading pages or essays from Douglas Adams or PG Woodhouse or Fritz Leiber and have it not sink in on the first try, then going back and re-reading it. Putting the book down, and coming back to it later (sometimes years later) and reading it again and have something go ‘click’ in your head.

It is the same as just using the C major scale and three chords to write a whole album of songs. It gets monotonous. It doesn’t challenge. It doesn’t excite. Once you delve into the F# Mixolydian altered scale, there is no going back, no matter how confronting or scary it was when you first looked at the complexity of it. New worlds open up, that you simply could not express before.

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