Got a name: Thomas Scoville
Got a phrase: “image culture burnout”
Conducted a search.
Found the article: The Elements Of Style: UNIX As Literature
His is hyphenated “image-culture burnout”. Mine is not. Displacing the emphasis. Thinking about the “image of culture burnout”. Somewhat justified by the locus of Scoville’s use:
I will admit NT made my life easier in some respects. I found myself doing less remembering (names of utilities, command arguments, syntax) and more recognizing (solution components associated with check boxes, radio buttons, and pull-downs). I spent much less time typing. Certainly my right hand spent much more time herding the mouse around the desktop. But after a few months I started to get a tired, desolate feeling, akin to the fatigue I feel after too much channel surfing or videogaming: too much time spent reacting, not enough spent in active analysis and expression. In short, image-culture burnout.
The physicality of it all is noteworthy. Scoville has much more to say about the freedom that the mastery of UNIX brings. Me, for now, I will stick to wondering about the proliferation of image culture burnout.
And so for day 696