I presume your reference to envy is (like SLOTH) taken from the ORIGINAL "Bedazzled" movie, one of my all-time favorites! Peter Cook and Dudley Moore (who probably SHOULD get credit for "Moore's Law) have always been incredible.
@mhrackin: I do lay claim to being one of the world's worst typists...
In one of her careers, my mom taught shorthand, typing, and business studies at college. When I was ~16 she begged me to learn to type. This was the early 1970s before the widespread availability of computers -- I thought that as an engineer I would never need to type.
One of my books was 872 pages ... every word typed with the same two fingers...
As an engagement present, my wife to be got me a new portable S-C typewriter that came with a typing course (on LP records!). Didn't help.... but I did all my own typing and eventually got to using multiple fingers on each hand (but not in the "orthodox" style for sure). Did all my college papers and theses that way (with carbon paper copies! which I still have in my files), did about 50wpm peak speed. Not any more.... PC keyboards (especially laptops) just don't have the right feel to me.
It's funny, but why bash Google for Apple launching a proprietary programming language? I don't use Apple stuff and I still think of them as megolomaniac control freaks. Swift just adds to that. I'm still a fan of the open architecture of the IBM PC and the huge complicated ecosystem it spawned.
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