I doomed mankind with a free text editor
Morten Just
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I have to underline one aspect that many of the negative commentators here seem to miss. The use of this text editor is not mandatory. It is a tool. You can choose to use the tool — or not. For a bit of background, I am a professor of law and one of the great challenges for the legal profession is understandable everyday language. We often get students who try to write legalese, but unfortunately most of them just manage to sound pompous and manage to use the wrong words. Instead of writing something illuminating they manage to obfuscate the meaning totally and usually manage to end up looking like fools. The same can be said for the people who write legislation (laws). Clear, easy to understand laws written with everyday language has so many benefits over the pompous obfuscation of unnecessary legalese. It is easier to understand and interpret, and it tends to speed up the whole justice system. That being said, I find that this editor is a powerful tool to use when it is necessary to explain complex issues to laymen and to cut through the bullshit. However, it will not replace my main text editor and will be used occasionally when the job calls for the required tool. Well done Morten!

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