[...] if your new experimental thing isn't at *least* an order of magnitude better than current production, there's little point pursuing it in commercial directions [...]
You have to take into account the potential of the new technology as well. Consider the transition from DC to AC power - initially there wasn't much in it, because voltages were low and transmission distances were short. It was only after the whole electricity industry scaled up that AC really showed its strengths... but the potential was there and so it was a worthwhile investment even early on.
If they'd shut off at the same time, then kaboom. If they'd shut off after the plane dropped off radar, then maybe some electronics was battery backed or whatever and was still transmitting until it got waterlogged and sank. But shutting off 20 minutes before the plane dropped off radar would indicate deliberate sabotage.
The runners are programs like Sublime Text, BBedit, Text Wrangler, gedit, Jedit, notepad++, or even vim.
Yep. And consider that most (all?) of these offer a combination of syntax highlighting, auto indentation, potentially auto-complete and context sensitive help (if only through plugins). They provide a lot of the features traditionally associated with an IDE.
People arguing that "IDEs are bad" need to get their argument straight. Are they saying that learning a language requires separately compiling your code on the command-line? Because that's about the only thing that a good programming text editor doesn't do.
in 1998 I donned a VR headset of the time and walked on a tread mill. it was fun though a bit disorienting since the screens weren't lined up for my prescription properly.