An Ode to Undo

It’s not what you can do with computers, it’s what you can undo

Simon Pitt
Debugger
Published in
7 min readOct 30, 2021

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Photo by Sam Pak on Unsplash

Of all the things you can make with computers, it is perhaps the things you can un-make that I like best.

Delete. Backspace. Close without saving. Edit — Undo. These functions allow you to wipe the slate clean. To backtrack and remove mistakes as if they never happened. Almost all mediums let you make…

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Simon Pitt
Debugger

Media techie, software person, and web-stuff doer. Head of Corporate Digital at BBC, but views my own. More at pittster.co.uk