I'd gather that with the constantly growing mobile percentage of a general site's audience it makes sense to build things future-proof, that is mobile-first. It wouldn't bother me if desktops were an afterthought, would it you?
I think the term is small caps. :)
In either case, I went for it when I was 15-16, so it's more than half a lifetime ago. The underlying reason was simply that my handwriting was absolutely terrible, and if notes were left for too long, even I couldn't decipher them.
You cherry-picked "kiddy" symptoms thereby creating a strawman. I am not a medical doctor, so I'm not going to tell you what it is or isn't -- but one of the symptoms you omitted, depression -- is NO FUCKING JOKE.
Any plain-text based format is, in the end, maximally at least as readable as plain-text. Any kind of markup in it will generally diminish readability. Markdown is very close to being just plain text, but with a very short path to HTML markup -- you just start typing HTML in.
So yes, people will enjoy reading Markdown in at least as much as they do plain text. And yes, the implementation quirks will be annoying for anyone using it. But I don't see how all these add up to a larger argument against Markdown.
If you come to a Genius Bar looking for help with your bent device they will inspect it visually, and if it doesn't look like it bent under extreme conditions they will replace it. The ultimate arbiter of "normal usage" vs. "extreme conditions" is the AppleCare professional, they aren't going to test your device with automated tools for that.
I'm sorry, but I don't want to be at the mercy of the manager of the Apple store. I once questioned the way
a Apple manager was treating a Salesperson who was helping
me. Well I guess I the Manager was having a bad day-- he
wouldn't sell me anything and ordered me to leave the store.
Yes--I was banned from a Apple Store. I took a video of the Manager with an Apple phone and posted it on Youtube.(I
took it down. I've always had a hard time with
guy's who get a little bit of authority and it goes straight
to their heads, so maybe I did something to piss him off?)
After that incident, I realized there's a hard coded line
of command at those stores and if the Manager says no--the
other employees don't have any power.
(If anyone from Apple reads this don't let store Managers abuse their position; you lose sales, and employee store
moral goes out the window. You can guess which store it is
from my name. Don't take my version of the story. Verify the incident with other employees, I
don't think anyone would forget--it happened
feb 1, 2013, and "The Manager" was Greg?)