Fast Software, the Best Software


Software that’s speedy usually means it’s focused. Like a good tool, it often means that it’s simple, but that’s not necessarily true. Speed in software is probably the most valuable, least valued asset. To me, speedy software is the difference between an application smoothly integrating into your life, and one called upon with great reluctance. Fastness in software is like great margins in a book — makes you smile without necessarily knowing why.

Ain’t that the truth. I’ve moved away from a lot of software because of its lag and bloat. Excel on the Mac is the absolute worst, particularly when working with East Asian languages …