Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cleartext

Cleartext is a text editor that will only allow you to use "he 1,000 most common words in English." I hope it is meant to be just a joke--especially because it comes with a "Trump mode." (By way of One Thing Well.)

I cannot believe that your thoughts or your writing becomes clearer by simply restricting you vocabulary.

No further comment!

1 comment:

Carlos Eduardo Morreo said...

I can't imagine anything worse. And if the idea is that a restricted vocabulary translates into better or clearer writing is what indeed motivates the programmers, I would be appalled. I want the opposite, writing that is subtle, that shows me other ways to relate to all that surrounds me. I do think that you need complex sentences and a vast lexicon to do that. In fact, somewhat fortuitously I read a couple of passages of Finnegans Wake earlier today!