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    Larry advocated modeless computing and succeeded in popularizing that paradigm. I wonder how the world would have looked like if modes had won out. Modes let you switch contexts, which I find fairly natural, but adds some mental state you have to track. Modeless computing requires more meta keys. This has become a nuisance on Macs, with their 4-5 meta keys.

    Anyone have any ideas on what alternate futures modal computing would have led to?

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      Anyone have any ideas on what alternate futures modal computing would have led to?

      The future of programming is vi switching in and out of stomp mode on a human face, forever.