Why I need a real print, my useCase and your career !
I love sublime !
I am 67, I have programmed a lot, and I don’t program anymore! I have used PMate, Brief, TextMate, Sublime (apart from pmate, more or less an evolution, more of the same, just better). Today I use Sublime on OSX and a little bit on Linux Debian.
I do write and most of all structure complicated texts, which naturally, most people would write on papersheets, and have a full desk full of papers, rewriting the notes, merging them, splitting them …
How nice to be able to use the Sublime project commands, to be able to create on the fly a new file without saving/naming it, even to be able to quit without saving, to use a global search, and to manage all these complex things without caring about futilities.
Try to do this with Word, (or Nisus, which I enjoy more)
In my case, layout/formatting is typically pretty trivial. Markdown is more or less sufficient. I probably will end up with orgMode because of the tables.
And quite often, I do need to print, to discuss some notes, to take them with me when walking or whatever. And it is nice to have printed paper to be able to annotate it on the fly with a pen. (Besides, eyes weaken withe age, and always using a computer screen is not a good idea from a health point of view)
As a punchline, many IT-careers evolve in management tasks, and one of the most important capacities when growing older is the capacity to structure complex information. And therefore you need good tools like sublime. And quite often, you do print.
I don’t want to learn a new tool. I already know a highly sophisticated editor, running on any relevant environment. Would you want to change
When growing older, one needs to communicate more and more, and writing about complex subjects is a natural way of handling this.
So to summarize, as a Christmas gift in 2021 ?? , I would very much appreciate having
- a print facility, integrating pandocs, or whatever, and even ideally
- org-mode support, (Org mode on Emacs permits outlining and restructuring better than Word or even Nisus)
Thanks for reading me, thanks for Sublime, and Cheers