In 2007, I wrote this about the job of software:
That’s when I know WordPress is doing its job: when people aren’t even aware they’re using it because they’re so busy using it!
I cited that more as a direction, than a goal. If the job of software is to get out of the way, it never completely reaches it — it just gets closer and closer. Sort of how dividing a number in half an infinite number of times never quite gets you to zero.
Today, in 2011, I took this screenshot of the Distraction-Free Writing interface for the upcoming WordPress 3.2:
How’s that for getting out of your way?