I've been a computer programmer since I first started typing in program
listings on a Commodore Vic 20 when I was about 8. My hobbies include
electronics, CNC manufacturing, photography, beer and winemaking.
I live with my wife, two cats, and lots of left-over parts from unfinished
projects in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
the counterpoint to 'use pax' is the awful antipattern (adopted from cpio) of taking lists of filenames as input. The method suggested in the article does NOT give proper handling of arbitrary filenames (those containing whitespace, in particular), you have to use an incantation involving printf(1) instead.
I think Leibnitz already proved that the touch bar is good, just following from the fact that in the past macs did not have touch bars, and now some do. I don't see why people are still arguing over such a basic point.