I don’t think you’re giving Robespierre enough credit. He wouldn’t be a technical wiz but he’d probably be competent enough. When he wanted to learn something he tended to learn it — even if his reasons are relatively paltry, like wanting to learn Latin because of Grades. How much more invested he’d be in the study of computers once he understood that such knowledge was an integral part of modern living. It might be hard for a time-travelling Robespierre to pick it up but Robespierre was nothing if not a hard worker.
BUT! Mac’s are expensive and I don’t think Robespierre would need to do anything more intense than a google search or save a Word Document. So I’m thinking a nice PC, unless there’s something I’m not thinking of?
Cromebook! (Not really; they were meant for the just-a-google-search use case, but I don’t think they ever really went mainstream.)
I guess he’d probably want something with a decent keyboard, for composing speeches and things? But aside from that, tablet is pretty ideal if you’re mostly reading and doing small tasks on it.
I want to know what he’d think of open vs. closed source, though. Perhaps open source software that’s free for anyone to use or modify would resonate with the Jacobeans, but I don’t know the Enlightenment well enough to really know about that. Did they generally want knowledge, education and the like to be free when possible? If so, I’m picturing a meeting of the Jacobean Club with everyone taking notes in LibreOffice on Ubuntu and Mint Linux (with PC hardware). Perhaps with occasional arguments about whether Stallman’s Free Software ideals are really ideal or are taking things too far. (Linux isn’t that hard to use, these days; installation is often very easy, and Ubuntu and Mint both have “app stores” so it’s easy to get the popular programs too.)
For some reason, I imagine Marat with a ThinkPad running some form of Linux. I’m really not sure why; it just suits his style somehow.
Hey followers. This isn’t important, but I was having a conversation with someone. Can you name me some shows besides House and Sherlock that have really smart really mean protagonists?
I just wanted to clarify that I’m not much interested in this genre for viewing purposes
I’m just trying to figure out how common the trope is? Like how often is intelligence used as a crutch in lieu of other admirable traits. “Oh of course XYZ is nasty! But it’s ok! He’s smart!” That sorta thing.
I guess there’s Sheldon Cooper, and actually just about everyone on Big Bang Theory when you think about it (they’re all really mean to each other). Except Sheldon is kinda… supposedly smart within his domain, but terrible at life.
i still can’t believe americans don’t call car parks
car parks wtf
is that where you bring your car on weekends so it can play with other cars
NO IT’S WHERE YOU PARK YOUR FUCKING CAR
Almost like an area of land, a lot if you will, for parking cars. A parking lot.