Shida Li, co-creator of Obsidian, includes a picture of himself with Guido van Rossum , the creator of the extremely popular and accessible python programming language on the About - Obsidian web page. Both creators of Obsidian, also draw parallels between Obsidian and IDEs on the same web page.
This got me thinking of how most of the aphorisms in The Zen of Python aptly apply to Obsidian itself. I can see a place for a similar Zen in the future of Obsidian.
The Zen of python was not created by Guido himself but by an influential member of the community. It was adopted by the community and later assimilated in the language itself with “import this”.
Zen became a north star for the community when trade-offs were necessary to ensure python remained true to its values; a powerful yet accessible programming language.
Indeed, the about page includes 3 key “directions” for Obsidian which can be considered the core Zen of Obsidian which can be carefully expanded upon:
- Local-first and plain text;
- Link as first-class citizen;
- Make it super extensible.
Do you think there should be Zen of Obsidian? Why or Why not?