All of this, and the knowledge to use is, is available at the click of a link and completely for free over a globe-spanning network that is getting faster all the time.

Nothing prevents us from using the best things from the past with the benefit of hindsight. There’s been a lot of polishing over the years and a lot of innovation, too. And on a whole (the emphasis is important here) everything works together now with vastly better compatibility than it ever did in the past. Only rose-colored nostalgia glasses can see otherwise.

This is pretty much how I feel about the things that I choose to use and be interested in today. It’s wonderful.