Linked: Death to Word – Slate Magazine

Slate Magazine’s Tom Scocca writes: Microsoft Word is cumbersome, inefficient, and obsolete. It’s time for it to die. A choice quote:

I know only one person who loves working in Word: my 4-year-old. It’s valuable to him to be able to put the names of subway lines in their correct colors, or to spell out “autumn” with each letter a different falling-leaf hue, or to jump from Times New Roman to Comic Sans to Chalkboard in midstory. He also loves to write things on my old manual Smith-Corona. A tool that’s lost its purpose makes a great toy.

I pity the technologists who still have to convert from Word. There has to be a better way.

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  • Umil

    what do you define as a better way? do you have a list of requirements of that tool? I’m all ears. please let me know!!!

  • Damo

    Why would you like to disappear a software your 4 year old son loves? WORST DAD EVER.

  • scratch_card

    Microsoft One-Note converts all word documents to the cloud. Or were you under a rock for the past 5 years?

  • ChouMong Vang

    That was a pretty nice argument for removing/replacing Microsoft Word. I’m pretty late to comment, but it’s the internet! I can as slow as I want!