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!