Date: March 6th, 2005
Cate: Geekism

TEXTAREA is the fire in which we burn

Adam Rifkin: Life In A TEXTAREA

It’s hard to relax when you’re living in a box. I’d estimate that I spend between 10% and 20% of my life in a browser, and half of that time is spent in a <TEXTAREA> like the one I’m typing in right at this moment to flesh out this post. The reason I cannot relax is that Web forms have not evolved in fifteen years — there’s still so few text editting features that I find myself manually searching and replacing sometimes. There are few activities more useless than eyeballing a <TEXTAREA> looking for text sequences when I know this is what computers were friggin’ invented to do.

I wholeheartedly agree! Browser developers: haven’t you heard our call? Save us!

1 Comment

  1. March 17th, 2005

  2. I agree as well. I was a lost soul wondering around entering stuff into textareas with many the same problems as the linked post. Then I found my savior: mozex.