Well, as to why I don’t care for databases, I need the ongoing flexibility. I find databases can be stagnant and difficult to modify. A whole elaborate process is needed just to set them up and access them when all I want is: b) a way to work with tabular data c) easy instant access to it But “step a” is: ability to clean up “messy data”. That’s probably my greatest satisfaction; getting some messy awful “semi-organized” data and making it work as a tabular CSV type format. After formatting cleanup it _could_ go into a database or wherever it needs to. But usually at that point, that’s all I wanted: clean, usable data. The “Grid” is just a hypothesis but it’s a pattern I’ve seen in myself over time. It’s likely because my first computers all had grid-like displays. 80×24 / 80×25 for a dumb terminal or PC – and even my first computer was something like 32×16 and I would refe

Well, as to why I don’t care for databases, I need the ongoing flexibility.

I find databases can be stagnant and difficult to modify. A whole elaborate process is needed just to set them up and access them when all I want is:

b) a way to work with tabular data
c) easy instant access to it

But “step a” is:
ability to clean up “messy data”.

That’s probably my greatest satisfaction; getting some messy awful “semi-organized” data and making it work as a tabular CSV type format.

After formatting cleanup it _could_ go into a database or wherever it needs to. But usually at that point, that’s all I wanted: clean, usable data.

The “Grid” is just a hypothesis but it’s a pattern I’ve seen in myself over time. It’s likely because my first computers all had grid-like displays. 80×24 / 80×25 for a dumb terminal or PC – and even my first computer was something like 32×16 and I would refe

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