Steven Wittens rethinks the computer terminal with TermKit, an application domain i find badly in need of a good and proper rethinking.

Unfortunately skimming through the comments is mildly depressing as there are many angry people on the internet who need to share their belief that one must not, ever, rethink the terminal, for it is holy, pure and without flaw. Which just goes to show that if someone were to rethink the terminal (hypothetically, as actually doing so would be heresy), one might be well-advised to focus on the few hundred million people who don’t yet appreciate the magnificence of terminals and command lines and thus don’t use them.

Steven Wittens isn’t content with rethinking, though – he’s also building his vision of TermKit. It’s an overwhelmingly ambitious goal and i sincerely hope something good will come of it.