I’ve been working with javascript almost since its inception. It was the first language that I ever really hacked in. I remember having to code around document.layers (blecch!), and I’ve used javascript with a fair amount of success in the past.

But lately I’ve been reading up on jQuery. And I have experienced a profound moment of clarity. Using css selectors to manipulate the DOM is such a simple idea it qualifies as genius in my eyes. Using this along with asp.net mvc is simply a joy. There is no spoon.

Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth. Neo: What truth? Spoon boy: There is no spoon. Neo: There is no spoon? Spoon boy: Then you’ll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.

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