Terminal Is Still the Best Computer Interface

Benoit Pimpaud
Geek Culture
Published in
4 min readApr 29, 2021

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Akira Terasawa, 1983

In any modern thriller, you can be sure to see a geek, hood on, behind black screen typing keys madly.

It seems complex, the character is seen as a super-hero able to manipulate the world to his needs.

In reality, it’s just a terminal and a keyboard. People working on computers this way don’t type so fast. With a much lower window change framerate.

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Benoit Pimpaud
Geek Culture

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