Something I said in a subthread that bears repeating:
There is no such thing as a universal hammer, or a universal nail. Optimizing tools for a certian kind of person or use-case is perfectly okay, even if you make your tools less friendly to under-specialized people as a result.
There's a reason racecars don't have automatic transmission
@sir It goes both ways, though - making tools for a more general audience at the expense of power for specialized users can also be useful.
See spreadsheets for example, which aren't the right tool for a lot of jobs but sure do help a lot of people get a lot of work done.
@sir Sure, and the term itself, the vague adverb "general-purpose", is an interesting question to figure out what it actually means.
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